Thrips parvispinus

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Thrips parvispinus Female, mesonotum and metanotum [L A Mound]
Thrips parvispinus Female, sternites V-VII [L A Mound]

Nomenclatural details

Isoneurothrips parvispinus Karny, 1922: 106.

Isoneurothrips jenseni Karny, 1925: 7. Synonymised by Priesner, 1934.

Isoneurothrips pallipes Moulton, 1928: 296.

Thrips (Isoneurothrips) taiwanus Takahashi, 1936: 440. New name for pallipes Moulton not pallipes Bagnall.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Thailand (I. parvispinus), Sumatra, Indonesia (I. jenseni) and Taiwan (I. pallipes, T. taiwanus). Widespread in the Oriental region.


Karny H (1922) Thysanoptera from Siam and Indo-China. Journal of the Siam Society 16: 91–153.

Karny H (1925) Die an Tabak auf Java und Sumatra angetroffenen Blasenfüsser. Bulletin van het deli Proefstation te Medan 23: 1–55.

Moulton D (1928) New Thysanoptera from Formosa. Transactions of the Natural History Society of Formosa 18:287-328.

Priesner H (1934) Indomalayische Thysanopteren VII. [as VI]. Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch-Indie 94: 254-290.

Takahashi (1936) Thysanoptera of Formosa. Philippines Journal of Science 60: 427-459.

Mound LA & Collins DW (2000) A south east Asian pest species newly recorded from Europe: Thrips parvispinus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), its confused identity and potential quarantine significance. Journal of European Entomology 97 : 197–200.

Type information

Holotype female, Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt.

Holotype female (I. pallipes), California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.