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Anaphothrips obscurus
(grass thrips)

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Anaphothrips obscurus (grass thrips)

Summary

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  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Anaphothrips obscurus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • grass thrips
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Anaphothrips obscurus Müller, 1776

Preferred Common Name

  • grass thrips

Other Scientific Names

  • Anaphothrips cecili Girault
  • Anaphothrips collaris Priesner, 1926
  • Anaphothrips discrepans Bagnall, 1933
  • Anaphothrips grisea Priesner, 1926
  • Anaphothrips poaphagus
  • Anaphothrips sexguttus Girault, 1928
  • Anaphothrips striatus
  • Anaphothrips virgo Uzel, 1895
  • Hemianaphothrips cecili
  • Limothrips poaphagus Comstock, 1875
  • Thrips obscura Müller, 1776
  • Thrips striata Osborn, 1883
  • Thrips striatus

International Common Names

  • French: thrips commune de l'herbe; thrips des prés

EPPO code

  • ANAPOB (Anaphothrips obscurus)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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

Africa

EgyptPresentNakahara (1995)
MoroccoPresentNakahara (1995)

Asia

ChinaPresentNHM (Undated)
-HebeiPresentHan et al. (1979)
-HenanPresentZhang and Tong (1994)
-HubeiPresentZhang and Tong (1994)
-JiangsuPresentZhang and Tong (1994)
-ShanxiPresentZhang and Tong (1994)
-TibetPresentZhang and Tong (1994)
IndiaPresentNakahara (1995)
IsraelPresentNHM (Undated)
JapanPresentNakahara (1995); NHM (Undated)
-HonshuPresentNakao (1996)
MalaysiaPresentNHM (Undated)
MongoliaPresentZhang and Tong (1994)
TurkeyPresentKarsavuran and Gücük (2006)

Europe

FinlandPresentKoppa (1970)
HungaryPresentFail and Pénzes (2004)
LatviaPresentNHM (Undated)
NorwayPresentNHM (Undated)
PolandPresentKąkol and Miętkiewski (2002)
PortugalPresentNHM (Undated)
-AzoresPresentNakahara (1995)
RussiaPresentNHM (Undated)
SwedenPresentNHM (Undated)
UkrainePresentDyadechko (1977)
United KingdomPresentNHM (Undated)

North America

CanadaPresentNakahara (1995)
-British ColumbiaPresentNakahara (1995)
-ManitobaPresentNakahara (1995)
-New BrunswickPresentNakahara (1995)
-Newfoundland and LabradorPresentNakahara (1995)
-Nova ScotiaPresentNakahara (1995)
-OntarioPresentNakahara (1995)
-QuebecPresentNakahara (1995)
-SaskatchewanPresentNakahara (1995)
Costa RicaPresentNHM (Undated)
MexicoPresentNakahara (1995)
United StatesPresent, WidespreadNakahara (1995)
-AlabamaPresentCook et al. (2003)
-CaliforniaPresentNHM (Undated)
-ColoradoPresentNHM (Undated)
-IdahoPresentNHM (Undated)
-IllinoisPresentNHM (Undated)
-IowaPresentNHM (Undated)
-MarylandPresentNHM (Undated)
-MontanaPresentNHM (Undated)
-North CarolinaPresentNHM (Undated)
-OregonPresentKAMM (1971)
-VirginiaPresentNHM (Undated)

Oceania

AustraliaPresentNakahara (1995)
-QueenslandPresentMound (1996)
-South AustraliaPresentMound (1996)
-TasmaniaPresentMound (1996)
-Western AustraliaPresentMound (1996)
KiribatiPresentMound (1996)
New ZealandPresentMound and Walker (1982); Mound (1996)

South America

ChilePresentNakahara (1995)
ColombiaPresentArévalo P. et al. (2003)
PeruPresentNHM (Undated)

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Inflorescence / external feeding
Leaves / abnormal colours
Leaves / external feeding
Leaves / necrotic areas
Leaves / yellowed or dead
Whole plant / external feeding

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Hauptmannia brevicollis Parasite Adults

References

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Ananthakrishnan TN, 1984. Bioecology of thrips. Michigan, USA: Indira Publishing House Oak Park, 233 pp.

Arévalo P E; Quintero F OX; Correa L G, 2003. Survey of thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) in flower crops at three localities of the municipality of Medellín, Antioquia (Colombia). (Reconocimiento de trips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) en floricultivos de tres corregimientos del municipio de Medellín, Antioquia (Colombia).) Revista Colombiana de Entomología, 29(2):169-175.

Bagnall RS, 1933. Contributions towards a knowledge of the European Thysanoptera IV. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 11(10):647-661.

Comstock JH, 1875. Notes on entomology, a syllabus of a course of lectures at The Cornell University. Ithaca, New York, USA: Cornell University Press.

Cook DR; Allen CT; Burris E; Freeman BL; Herzog GA; Lentz GL; Leonard BR; Reed JT, 2003. A survey of thrips (Thysanoptera) species infesting cotton seedlings in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Journal of Entomological Science, 38(4):669-681.

Dyadechko NP, 1977. Thrips or Fringe-winged Insects (Thysanoptera) of the European Part of the USSR. New Delhi, India: Amerind.

Fail J; Pénzes B, 2004. Species composition of Thysanoptera in white cabbage heads. Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica [Proceedings of the First Symposium on Palaearctic Thysanoptera, Gödöllo?, Hungary, August 25-29, 2003.], 39(1/3):165-171. http://www.akkrt.hu/kerdesek/reszletes_hjour.jsp?id=038

Girault AA, 1928. A Prodigeous Discourse on Wild Animals. Brisbane, Australia: Published privately.

Han YF; Pan YC; Wang DQ, 1979. Studies on the thrips of corn in Peking suburbs. Acta Entomologica Sinica, 22(2):133-140.

Kakol E; Mietkiewski R, 2002. Occurrence and damages of thrips (Thripidae) on spring wheat. (Wystepowanie i szkodliwosc wciornastków (Thripidae) na pszenicy jarej.) Progress in Plant Protection, 42(2):647-650.

Kamm JA, 1971. Silvertop of bluegrass and bentgrass produced by Anaphothrips obscurus. Journal of Economic Entomology, 64:1385-1387.

Kamm JA, 1972a. Environmental influence on reproduction, diapause and morph determination in Anaphothrips obscurus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Environmental Entomology, 1:16-19.

Kamm JA, 1972b. Thrips that affect production of grass seed in Oregon. Journal of Economic Entomology, 65:1050-1055.

Karsavuran Y; Gücük M, 2006. The studies on the determination of species belong to the order Thysanoptera in processing tomato production areas in Manisa Province (Turkey). (Manisa ilinde sanayi domatesi üretim alanlarInda görülen Thysanoptera takImIna ait türlerin saptanmasi üzerinde arastIrmalar.) Ege Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Dergisi, 43(3):13-20.

Koppa P, 1970. Studies on the thrips (Thysanoptera) species most commonly occurring on cereals in Finland. Annales Agriculturae Fenniae, 9:191-265.

Mound LA, 1996. Thysanoptera. In: Wells A, ed. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 26. Psocoptera, Phthiraptera, Thysanoptera. Melbourne, Australia: CSIRO. 249-336, 397-414 (Index).

Mound LA; Marullo R, 1996. The thrips of Central and South America: An Introduction. Memoirs on Entomology, International, 6:1-488.

Mound LA; Walker AK, 1982. Terebrantia (Insecta: Thysanoptera). Fauna of New Zealand, No. 1, 113 pp.

Mound LA; Walker AK, 1987. Thysanoptera as tropical tramps: new records from New Zealand and the Pacific. New Zealand Entomologist, 9:70-85.

Muller OF, 1776. Zoologiae Danicae Prodromus, seu Animalium Daniae et Norvegiae Indigenarum. Havniae.

Nakahara S, 1995. Review of the Nearctic species of Anaphothrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Insecta Mundi, 9(3-4):221-241; 56 ref.

Nakao S, 1996. Wing length variation and seasonal changes in wing form composition of two Anaphothrips species (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology, 40(1):15-24; [En captions and tables]; 14 ref.

Osborn H, 1883. Notes on Thripidae, with description of new species. Canadian Entomologist, 15:151-156.

Pitkin BR, 1978. A revision of the Australian species of Anaphothrips Uzel (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Australian Journal of Zoology, 26(2):349-371

Priesner H, 1926. Die Thysanoptera Europas. Wien, Germany: Wagner Verlag.

Ripa S R, 1988. Damage to plum and apricot shoots associated with thrips. Agricultura Tecnica, 48(1):46-47

Uzel H, 1895. Monographie der Ordnung Thysanoptera. Germany: Königratz, Bhömen.

Zawirska I, 1970. The importance of thrips for grasses grown for seed. Biuletyn Instytutu Ochrony Roslin, 47:307-313.

Zhang W; Tong X, 1994. Checklist of Thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) from China. Zoology (Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology), 4:409-443.

Distribution References

Arévalo P E, Quintero F O X, Correa L G, 2003. Survey of thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) in flower crops at three localities of the municipality of Medellín, Antioquia (Colombia). (Reconocimiento de trips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) en floricultivos de tres corregimientos del municipio de Medellín, Antioquia (Colombia).). Revista Colombiana de Entomología. 29 (2), 169-175.

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

Cook D R, Allen C T, Burris E, Freeman B L, Herzog G A, Lentz G L, Leonard B R, Reed J T, 2003. A survey of thrips (Thysanoptera) species infesting cotton seedlings in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Journal of Entomological Science. 38 (4), 669-681.

Dyadechko NP, 1977. Thrips or Fringe-winged Insects (Thysanoptera) of the European Part of the USSR., New Delhi, India: Amerind.

Fail J, Pénzes B, 2004. Species composition of Thysanoptera in white cabbage heads. Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica. 39 (1/3), 165-171. http://www.akkrt.hu/kerdesek/reszletes_hjour.jsp?id=038 DOI:10.1556/APhyt.39.2004.1-3.16

Han Y F, Pan Y C, Wang D Q, 1979. Studies on the thrips of corn in Peking suburbs. Acta Entomologica Sinica. 22 (2), 133-140.

Kąkol E, Miętkiewski R, 2002. Occurrence and damages of thrips (Thripidae) on spring wheat. (Występowanie i szkodliwość wciornastków (Thripidae) na pszenicy jarej.). Progress in Plant Protection. 42 (2), 647-650.

KAMM J A, 1971. Silvertop of bluegrass and bentgrass produced by Anapho-thrips obscurus. Journal of Economic Entomology. 64 (6), 1385-1387. DOI:10.1093/jee/64.6.1385

Karsavuran Y, Gücük M, 2006. The studies on the determination of species belong to the order Thysanoptera in processing tomato production areas in Manisa Province (Turkey). (Manisa İlinde sanayi domatesi üretim alanlarında görülen Thysanoptera takımına ait türlerin saptanmasi üzerinde araștırmalar.). Ege Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Dergisi. 43 (3), 13-20.

Koppa P, 1970. Studies on the thrips (Thysanoptera) species most commonly occurring on cereals in Finland. Annales Agriculturae Fenniae. 191-265.

Mound L A, Walker A K, 1982. Terebrantia (Insecta: Thysanoptera). In: Fauna of New Zealand, 113 pp.

Mound LA, 1996. Thysanoptera. In: Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 26. Psocoptera, Phthiraptera, Thysanoptera, 26 [ed. by Wells A]. Melbourne, Australia: CSIRO. 249-336, 397-414.

Nakahara S, 1995. Review of the Nearctic species of Anaphothrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Insecta Mundi. 9 (3-4), 221-241.

Nakao S, 1996. Wing length variation and seasonal changes in wing form composition of two Anaphothrips species (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology. 40 (1), 15-24. DOI:10.1303/jjaez.40.15

NHM, Undated. Specimen record from the collection in the Natural History Museum (London, UK)., London, UK: Natural History Museum (London).

Zhang W, Tong X, 1994. Checklist of Thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) from China. In: Zoology (Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology), 4 409-443.

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