Binomial Data of Some Predacious Thrips

  • Richard zur Strassen
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 276)


The Thysanoptera contains 5100 species which are mostly plant feeding. Approximately 300 are primarily predacious, though an unknown number of the phytophagous thrips may occasionally prey on other arthropods. Observations in tropical North Yemen, Cape Verde Islands and subtropical Iran on predatory thysanopterans yielded data on their bionomy. These refer to the period of activity of adults of Allelothrips cincticornis; to the range of prey in Franklinothrips megalops, Parascolothrips priesneri, and Scolothrips brevipilis; and to the euryoecous way of life of Aeolothrips brevicornis, Scolothrips longicornis and Haplothrips sorghi. The approximate number of predatory species is provided.


Spider Mite Predatory Species Helianthus Annuus Western Flower Thrips Cape Verde Island 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard zur Strassen
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  1. 1.Research Institute SenckenbergFrankfurt am MainGermany

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