Thysanoptera (Thrips) of the World – a checklist

Greenhouse thrips (Heliothrips haemorroidalis)This world list includes about 7400 species-group and 1200 genus-group names, together with their authors and dates of publication; among these are many names placed into synonymy. Included with each generic name is the type-species, and for each species the original genus is given as well as the original country from which it was collected. The list is “live” with further data and extensive nomenclatural references being added regularly.

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The traditional classification of the Order Thysanoptera is adopted, recognising nine Families for living species (plus three fossil families), with two subfamilies in the Phlaeothripidae (the only Family in suborder Tubulifera), and four subfamilies in the Thripidae (one of eight Families comprising suborder Terebrantia).

This electronic checklist is maintained at CSIRO Entomology, Canberra by Laurence Mound, who will be grateful for comments on errors and omissions. It is derived from card-catalogues maintained over many years at the Natural History Museum, London. Data has been cross-checked with card-catalogues developed by Richard zur Strassen at the Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt. GBIF funded visits for final checking at the major thrips collections in Frankfurt, London and Washington DC.