Australasia & the Pacific

AustralasiaAustralia has an extensive endemic thrips fauna, but the northern part of the continent shares many species with Indonesia. Unfortunately, the highly diverse fauna of New Guinea is almost completely unstudied. New Zealand and the Pacific Islands have a few endemic species, but the thrips faunas of these areas are usually dominated by introduced species.

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Identification keys

Taxon pages

Distribution lists

Zur Strassen distribution lists are available for Fiji and New Zealand.

Identification systems

Crespi BJ, Morris DC & Mound LA. 2004. Evolution of ecological and behavioural diversity: Australian Acacia thrips as model organisms. Australian Biological Resources Study & Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia. 328pp

Hoddle M & Mound LA. 2003. The genus Scirtothrips in Australia (Insecta, Thysanoptera, Thripidae). Zootaxa 268: 1–40. Available online.

Mound LA & Walker AK. 1982. Terebrantia (Insecta: Thysanoptera). Fauna of New Zealand 1: 1–113.

Mound LA & Walker AK. 1986. Tubulifera (Insecta: Thysanoptera). Fauna of New Zealand 10: 1–140.

Mound LA & Masumoto M. 2005. The genus Thrips (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) in Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand. Zootaxa 1020: 1–64.

Mound LA & Minaei K. 2007. Australian insects of the Haplothrips lineage (Thysanoptera – Phlaeothripinae). Journal of Natural History 41: 2919-2978.

Mound LA & Masumoto M. 2009. Australian Thripinae of the Anaphothrips genus-group (Thysanoptera), with three new genera and thirty-three new species. Zootaxa 2042: 1–76. Available online.



Australian Faunal Directory: Thysanoptera.

New Caledonia

Bournier JP & Mound LA. 2000. Inventaire commenté des Thysanoptères de Nouvelle- Calédonie. Bulletin de la Societe Entomologique de France 105: 231–240

New Zealand and the Pacific

Mound LA & Walker AK. 1987. Thysanoptera as tropical tramps: new records from New Zealand and The Pacific. New Zealand Entomologist 9: 70–85.

Hoddle MS, Hoddle CD & Mound LA. 2008. An inventory of Thysanoptera collected from French Polynesia. Pacific Science 62: 509–515.


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