Heliothrips (genus)

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Heliothrips haemorrhoidalis female (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Laurence Mound, ANIC, CSIRO
Source: PaDIL

Heliothrips Haliday, 1836

This genus contains 4 species of leaf-feeding thrips that are found in tropical regions. Some species, in particular the polyphagous Heliothrips haemorrhoidalis, are agricultural pests. That species is also common in greenhouses in temperate countries. The attacked crops include avocado, citrus and mango. The species of Heliothrips have net-like ridges on head and prothorax. They also lack a bristle on the hind corners of the pronotum. Type species: Heliothrips adonidum

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: