Thrips simplex

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Nomenclatural details

Physothrips simplex Morison, 1930: 12.

Taeniothrips gladioli Moulton & Steinweden, 1931: 20. Synonymy in Priesner, 1938: 525

Physothrips plurisetae Girault, 1933: 2. Synonymised by Mound & Houston, 1987: 9

Taeniothrips quinani Moulton, 1936: 506. Synonymy in Mound, 2010: 15.

Taeniothrips gladiolicola Pussard, 1946: 774. Synonymised by Titschack, 1968: 236

Biology and Distribution

Described from South Australia (P. simplex), Queensland (P. plurisetae), Canada (T. gladioli), France (T. gladiolicola) and South Africa (T. quinani).


Morison (1930) On a collection of Thysanoptera from South Australia. Bulletin of Entomological Research 21: 9-14.

Moulton D & Steinweden JB (1931) A new Taeniothrips on gladiolus. Canadian Entomologist 63: 20–21.

Girault AA (1933) Some beauties inhabitant not of the boudoirs of commerce but of nature's bosom - new insects. Privately published, Brisbane pp. 1–2.

Moulton D (1936) Thysanoptera from Africa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (10)17: 493–509.

Priesner H (1938) Materialen zu einer Revision der Taeniothrips-Arten (Thysanoptera) des indomalayischen Faunengebietes. Treubia 16: 469-526.

Pussard (1946) Remarques sur deux thrips des cultures floralea. C R Acad Agric France Paris 32: pp. 772-775.

Titschack E (1968) Untersuchungen über die europäischer Vertreter der Taeniothrips-atratus-Gruppe (Thysanoptera, Thripidae). Veröff. Zool. Staatssamml. München 11: 175-254.

Mound LA & Houston KJ (1987) An annotated check-list of Thysanoptera from Australia. Occasional Papers on Systematic Entomology 4: 1-28.

Nakahara S (1994) The genus Thrips Linnaeus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) of the New World. Technical Bulletin. United States Department of Agriculture 1822: 1–183.

Mound LA & Masumoto M (2005) The genus Thrips (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) in Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand. Zootaxa 1020: 1–64.

Mound LA (2010) Species of the genus Thrips (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) from the Afro-tropical Region. Zootaxa 2423: 1-24.

Type information

Holotype female (P. simplex), The Natural History Museum, London.

Holotype (T. quinani), The Natural History Museum, London.

Syntype (P. plurisetae), Queensland Museum, Brisbane.

Holotype female (T. gladioli), unknown depositary.