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Hercinothrips femoralis
(banded greenhouse thrips)



Hercinothrips femoralis (banded greenhouse thrips)


  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Hercinothrips femoralis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • banded greenhouse thrips
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Hercinothrips femoralis (Reuter)

Preferred Common Name

  • banded greenhouse thrips

Other Scientific Names

  • Heliothrips femoralis Reut.
  • Hercothrips femoralis

International Common Names

  • English: glasshouse thrips, banded; sugarbeet thrips
  • French: thrips des serres; thrips raye des serres; thrips rayé des serres

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: brun væksthusthrips
  • Finland: mustareisiripsiäinen
  • Germany: Blasenfuss, Chrysanthemen-
  • Japan: Kuribane-azamiuma
  • Norway: bruntrips
  • Sweden: brun växthustrips

EPPO code

  • HERCFE (Hercinothrips femoralis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Thysanoptera
  •                         Family: Thripidae
  •                             Genus: Hercinothrips
  •                                 Species: Hercinothrips femoralis

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / discoloration
Fruit / external feeding


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Avidov Z; Harpaz I, 1969. Plant pests of Israel. Jerusalem, Israel: Israel Universities Press.

CIE, 1979. Distribution Maps of Plant Pests. Map No. 402. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

Kloet GS; Hincks WD, 1964. A checklist of British insects, Second Edition. Part 1: small orders and Hemiptera. London, UK: Royal Entomological Society, 87.

Lewis T, 1973. Thrips, their biology, ecology and economic importance. London, UK: Academic Press.

Morison GD, 1957. A review of British glasshouse Thysanoptera. Transactions of Royal Entomological Society of London, 109:467-534.

Oetting RD; Beshear RJ, 1980. Host selection and control of the banded greenhouse thrips on ornamentals. Journal of the Georgia Entomological Society, 15(4):475-479

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