Hercinothrips (genus)

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Hercinothrips femoralis (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Laurence Mound, ANIC, CSIRO
Source: PaDIL

Hercinothrips Bagnall, 1932

This genus of thrips includes 9 species which are mainly found in Africa where they feed on the leaves of various plants. Two species are regarded as pests and are found in other regions. For example, Hercinothrips femoralis is widely distributed and a polyphagous pest, infesting among others crops like vegetables and ornamentals.

Type species: Hercinothrips bicinctus

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