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Megalurothrips usitatus
(bean flower thrips)

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Megalurothrips usitatus (bean flower thrips)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Megalurothrips usitatus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • bean flower thrips
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Adults greyish brown, colour is deepest on head and abdominal segment(s) IX or VIII-IX, other segments moderately shaded.
TitleAdult female
CaptionAdults greyish brown, colour is deepest on head and abdominal segment(s) IX or VIII-IX, other segments moderately shaded.
CopyrightVenus J. Calilung
Adults greyish brown, colour is deepest on head and abdominal segment(s) IX or VIII-IX, other segments moderately shaded.
Adult femaleAdults greyish brown, colour is deepest on head and abdominal segment(s) IX or VIII-IX, other segments moderately shaded. Venus J. Calilung

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Megalurothrips usitatus (Bagnall, 1913)

Preferred Common Name

  • bean flower thrips

Other Scientific Names

  • Frankliniella nigricornis Schmutz
  • Frankliniella obscuricornis Schmutz
  • Frankliniella vitata Schmutz
  • Physothrips usitatus Bagnall
  • Physothrips usitatus var. cinctipennis Bagnall
  • Taeniothrips longistylus Karny
  • Taeniothrips nigricornis (Schultz)
  • Taeniothrips usitatus

International Common Names

  • English: bean thrips

EPPO code

  • MEGTUS (Megalurothrips usitatus)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Asia

BangladeshPresentReyes (1994)
CambodiaPresentReyes (1994)
ChinaPresentCABI (Undated a)Present based on regional distribution.
-FujianPresentPriesner (1938)
Hong KongPresentReyes (1994)
IndiaPresent, WidespreadBagnall (1916)
-ChhattisgarhPresentKaomud Tyagi and Vikas Kumar (2013)
IndonesiaPresentCABI (Undated a)Present based on regional distribution.
-JavaPresent, WidespreadPriesner (1938); CABI (Undated)
-SumatraPresentPriesner (1938); Reyes (1994)
JapanPresentCABI (Undated a)Present based on regional distribution.
-Ryukyu IslandsPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated);
MalaysiaPresentWaterhouse (1993); Reyes (1994)
NepalPresentReyes (1994)
PakistanPresentReyes (1994)
PhilippinesPresent, WidespreadWaterhouse (1993); Reyes (1994); CABI (Undated)
Sri LankaPresentReyes (1994)
TaiwanPresent, WidespreadChen (1979)
ThailandPresentAPPPC (1987); Waterhouse (1993); Reyes (1994); CABI (Undated)
VietnamPresentReyes (1994); CABI (Undated)

Oceania

AustraliaPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Miyazaki et al., 1984
-New South WalesPresentBagnall (1916)
-QueenslandPresentBagnall (1916)
FijiPresentCABI (Undated)Original citation: KARNY (1925, October)
French PolynesiaPresentReyes (1994)
KiribatiPresentReyes (1994)
Papua New GuineaPresentReyes (1994)
TongaPresentReyes (1994)
TuvaluPresentReyes (1994)

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Inflorescence / discoloration panicle
Inflorescence / wilt
Leaves / abnormal colours
Leaves / wilting

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Argyrodes bonadea Predator
Argyrodes sp. nr bonadea Predator Adults/Nymphs
Campylomma livida Predator Adults/Nymphs
Ceranisus femoratus Parasite Larvae
Ceranisus menes Parasite Larvae
Ceranisus vinctus Parasite Larvae
Neoscona pratensis Predator
Oxyopes salticus Predator
Thomisus labefactus Predator

References

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APPPC, 1987. Insect pests of economic significance affecting major crops of the countries in Asia and the Pacific region. Technical Document No. 135. Bangkok, Thailand: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific region (RAPA).

Bagnall RS, 1913. Brief descriptions of new Thysanoptera I. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 8(12):290-299.

Bagnall RS, 1916. Brief descriptions of new Thysanoptera-VII. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 8, 17:214-222.

Baltazar CR, 1968. Supplementary host list and checklist of Philippine plant pests. Philippine Journal of Science, 97(2):177-227

Chang NT, 1987. Seasonal abundance and developmental biology of thrips Megalurothrips usitatus on soybean at southern area of Taiwan. Plant Protection Bulletin, Taiwan, 29(2):165-173

Chang NT, 1988. Population trends of Megalurothrips usitatus (Bagnall) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on adzuki bean and soybean examined by four sampling methods. Plant Protection Bulletin, Taiwan, 30(3):289-302

Chang NT, 1988. The preference of thrips, Megalurothrips usitatus (Bagnall), for three leguminous plants. Plant Protection Bulletin, Taiwan, 30(1):68-77; 12 ref.

Chang NT, 1988c. Sandwich cage used for the pupation of bean flower thrips, Megalurothrips usitatus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) larvae in laboratory. Plant Protection Bulletin, Taiwan, 52-57.

Chang NT, 1989. Impacts of soil physical factors on the pupation of bean flower thrips, Megalurothrips usitatus (Bagnall) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Plant Protection Bulletin, Taiwan, 31(4):377-386

Chang NT, 1990. Ceranisus menes (Walker) (Eulophidae: Hymenoptera), a new parasite of bean flower thrips, Megalurothrips usitatus (Bagnall) (Thripidae: Thysanoptera). Plant Protection Bulletin (Taipei), 32(3):237-238

Chang NT, 1990. Color preference of thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in the adzuki bean field. Plant Protection Bulletin, Taiwan, 32(4):307-316

Chang NT, 1992. Dispersion patterns of bean flower thrips, Megalurothrips usitatus (Bagnall), (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on flowers of adzuki bean. Plant Protection Bulletin (Taipei), 34(1):41-53

Chen LS, 1979. Thrips of leguminous plants in Taiwan. Proceedings of the National Science Council, Taiwan, 4:414-428.

Grout TG, Richards GI, 1990. Monitoring citrus thrips, Scirtothrips aurantii Faure (Thysanoptera, Thripidae), with yellow card traps and the effect of latitude on treatment thresholds. Journal of Applied Entomology, 109(4):385-389.

Kaomud Tyagi, Vikas Kumar, 2013. Thysanoptera fauna of Chhattisgarh India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 113(4):133-138.

Karny H, 1922. Thysanoptera from Siam and Indo-China. Journal of the Siam Society, 16(2):91-153.

KARNY HH, 1925, October. On some Tropical Thysanoptera. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 16(pt. 2):125-142 pp.

Miyazaki M, Kudo I, Iqbal A, 1984. Notes on the thrips (Thysanoptera) occurring on the soybean in Java. Kontyu, 52(4):482-486

Moulton D, 1936. Thysanoptera of the Philippines Islands. Philippine Journal of Agriculture, 7(2):263-273.

Moulton D, 1940. Thysanoptera from New Guinea and New Britain. Occasional Papers of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, 15(24):243-270.

Palmer JM, 1985. Megalurothrips in the flowers of tropical legumes: a morphometric study. International Symposium on Thysanoptera, Smolenice, Czechoslovakia, September 9-14.

Priesner H, 1938. Materialien zu einer Revision der Taeniothrips- Arten (Thysanoptera) des Indo-Malayischen Faunengebieten. Treubia, 16(4):469-527.

Reyes CP, 1994. Thysanoptera (Hexapoda) of the Philippine Islands. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 42(2):239-241.

Sakimura K, 1972. Male of Megalurothrips distalis and changes in nomenclature (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Kontyu, 40(3):188-193

Sakimura K, 1977. A review of the Hawaiian species of Idolothripinae (Phlaeothripidae:Thysanoptera). Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society, Honolulu, Hawaii, 22(3):495-523.

SAMEO SEARCA, 1992. Management of thrips and mites attacking potato in the lowland. SAMEO Quarterly, 14(11): 41-43.

Schmutz K, 1913. Zur kenntnis der Thysanopterenfauna von Ceylon. Sitzungsberichten der kaiserlich Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwisen Schaftlichen Klasse, 122(1):991-1089.

Wang, Chin-Ling, 1990. Thrips on vegetable crops. Chinese Journal of Entomology, Special Publication, No. 4: 73-87.

Waterhouse DF, 1993. The Major Arthropod Pests and Weeds of Agriculture in Southeast Asia. ACIAR Monograph No. 21. Canberra, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, 141 pp.

Distribution References

APPPC, 1987. Insect pests of economic significance affecting major crops of the countries in Asia and the Pacific region. In: Technical Document No. 135, Bangkok, Thailand: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific region (RAPA).

Bagnall R S, 1916. Brief descriptions of new Thysanoptera-VII. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 8. 214-222.

CABI, Undated. Compendium record. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status inferred from regional distribution. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated b. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Chen LS, 1979. Thrips of leguminous plants in Taiwan. [Proceedings of the National Science Council, Taiwan], 4 414-428.

Kaomud Tyagi, Vikas Kumar, 2013. Thysanoptera fauna of Chhattisgarh India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India. 113 (4), 133-138.

Priesner H, 1938. [English title not available]. (Materialien zu einer Revision der Taeniothrips- Arten (Thysanoptera) des Indo-Malayischen Faunengebieten.). Treubia. 16 (4), 469-527.

Reyes C P, 1994. Thysanoptera (Hexapoda) of the Philippine Islands. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 42 (2), 107-507.

Waterhouse D F, 1993. The major arthropod pests and weeds of agriculture in Southeast Asia. Canberra, Australia: ACIAR. v + 141 pp.

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