bioregions Australasia Indomalaya Palearctic Neotropic Afrotropic Nearctic

23 February 2010 Newly added to this site is an account of the Aeolothripidae known from Australia, including 10 genera and 31 species. The new species are described in the journal Systematic Entomology.

1 December 2009 After recent publication in Zootaxa, two new species of Panchaetothripinae, Selenothrips rubrocinctus and Stosicthrips szitas, have been added to the site and the Australian Panchaetothripinae identification key.


This website owes its origin to an initiative by the Federal Government of Australia to provide web access to much information that is generated at public expense. Part of that initiative led to the creation of the Taxonomy Research and Information Network, and this has facilitated presentation of the information given here on insects of the order Thysanoptera, the thrips.

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