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Genus information

Warithrips Mound, 1971: 453. Type species Warithrips maelzeri Mound, 1971, by original designation.

Biology and Distribution

From Australia, living in old galls on Acacia trees.


Mound LA (1971) Gall-forming thrips and allied species (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripinae) from Acacia trees in Australia. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 25: 387–466.

Crespi BJ, Morris DC & Mound LA (2004) Evolution of ecological and behavioural diversity: Australian Acacia thrips as model organisms. Australian Biological Resources Study & Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia, pp. 1–328.


Warithrips acaciae (Moulton, 1968)

Warithrips aridum Crespi, Morris & Mound, 2004

Warithrips maelzeri Mound, 1971

Warithrips polydens Crespi, Morris & Mound, 2004

Warithrips polysensori Crespi, Morris & Mound, 2004