Head and thorax of Gastrothrips anolis, from Mound & Palmer (1983).

Belongs within: Phlaeothripidae.

Gastrothrips is a genus of thrips found on dead twigs and branches in the tropics; they are distinctive in having three short and stout sense cones on the fourth antennal segment (Mound & Palmer 1983).

Characters (from Mound & Palmer 1983): Antennal segment III with one or two sense cones; segment IV with three short and stout sense cones. Head not reticulate. Eyes large, rounded, not prolonged ventrally. Maxillary stylets wide apart. Metathoracic sternopleural sutures present. Pelta usually triangular with lateral wings. Abdominal tergites each with one pair of wing-retaining setae. Anal tube frequently constricted at apex.

<==Gastrothrips Hood 1912 MM96 (see below for synonymy)
    |--*G. ruficauda Hood 1912 MM96
    |--G. abditus Hood 1935 MM96 (see below for synonymy)
    |--G. acuticornis (Hood 1925) MM96 (see below for synonymy)
    |--G. acutulus Okajima 1979 MP83
    |--G. alticola Hood 1942 MM96
    |--G. anahuacensis (Johansen 1978) [=Diceratothrips anahuacensis] MM96
    |--G. anolis Morgan 1925 [incl. G. proteus Hood 1933] MM96
    |--G. callipus Hood 1935 MM96
    |--G. citriceps (Priesner 1921) [=Cryptothrips citriceps] MM96
    |--G. corvus Priesner 1933 [incl. G. capitalis Hood 1935] MM96
    |--G. curvidens (Karny 1921) [=Agnostochthona curvidens, *Pharetrothrips curvidens] MP83
    |--G. falcatus (Ananthakrishnan 1968) [=Nesothrips falcatus] MP83
    |--G. fulvicauda Hood 1937 MM96
    |--G. fulviceps Hood 1937 MM96
    |--G. fumipennis Hood 1952 MM96
    |--G. fuscatus Okajima 1979 MP83
    |--G. harti (Hood 1935) [=*Syncerothrips harti] MM96
    |--G. heterocerus (Hood 1925) MM96 [=Barythrips heterocerus MM96, Neosmerinthothrips heterocerus MP83]
    |--G. intonsus Hood 1941 MM96
    |--G. jalisciensis (Johansen 1982) [=*Neodichaetothrips jalisciensis] MM96
    |--G. mandiocae (Moulton 1941) [=Dichaetothrips mandiocae; incl. G. oeceticola De Santis 1943] MM96
    |--G. mauli (Zur Strassen 1977) [=*Paragastrothrips mauli] MP83
    |--G. mongolicus (Pelikan 1965) [=Nesothrips mongolicus] MP83
    |--G. monticola Hood 1942 MM96
    |--G. procerus Hood 1955 MM96
    |--G. proturus (Bagnall 1921) [=Acallurothrips proturus] MP83
    |--G. pueblae Johansen 1981 MM96
    |--G. stygicus Hood 1935 MM96
    |--G. subulatus (Hartwig 1948) [=Bolothrips subulatus] MP83
    |--G. tenuipennis (Bagnall 1926) (see below for synonymy) MP83
    |--G. terrestris Priesner 1925 MM96 [=*Goetothrips terrestris MP83; incl. Nesothrips gurdus Johansen 1974 MM96]
    |--G. texanus Hood 1912 MM96
    |--G. timidus (Johansen 1978) [=Diceratothrips timidus] MM96
    |--G. turbinatus (Ananthakrishnan 1967) [=*Percnothrips turbinatus] MP83
    `--G. xosa (Jacot-Guillarmod 1939) [=Dichaetothrips xosa] MP83

Gastrothrips Hood 1912 MM96 [incl. Goetothrips Priesner 1925 MP83, Isopterothrips Bagnall 1926 MP83, Neodichaetothrips Johansen 1982 MM96, Paragastrothrips Zur Strassen 1977 MP83, Percnothrips Ananthakrishnan 1967 MP83, Pharetrothrips Priesner 1952 MP83, Probolothrips Moulton 1941 MP83, Syncerothrips Hood 1935 MM96; Gastrothripina]

Gastrothrips abditus Hood 1935 MM96 [incl. Hoplothrips brasiliensis Moulton 1938 MM96, *Probolothrips hambletoni Moulton 1941 MP83]

Gastrothrips acuticornis (Hood 1925) MM96 [=Cryptothrips acuticornis MM96; incl. C. cybele Girault 1927 MP83, Gastrothrips noumeae Bianchi 1945 MP83]

Gastrothrips tenuipennis (Bagnall 1926) [=*Isopterothrips tenuipennis; incl. Dichaetothrips penicillatus Priesner 1937] MP83

*Type species of generic name indicated


[MM96] Mound, L. A., & R. Marullo. 1996. The thrips of Central and South America: an introduction (Insecta: Thysanoptera). Memoirs on Entomology, International 6: 1-487.

[MP83] Mound, L. A. & J. M. Palmer. 1983. The generic and tribal classification of spore-feeding Thysanoptera (Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History): Entomology series 46 (1): 1-174.

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