Skip to main content Skip to main navigation menu Skip to site footer
Type: Article
Published: 2024-01-08
Page range: 563-577
Abstract views: 145
PDF downloaded: 9

Enneothrips Hood: a Neotropical genus of leaf-feeding thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) with generic diagnosis and four new species

Universidade Federal do Piauí; Campus Amílcar Ferreira Sobral; Coleção de História Natural da UFPI. BR 343; Km 3.5. Floriano; PI; Brazil. 64808-605
United States Department of Agriculture; Animal; Plant; Health Inspection Services; Plant Protection Quarantine; Pest Exclusion and Imports; National Identification Services. 10300 Baltimore Avenue; Beltlsville; MD; USA. 20705
Universidade Federal do Piauí; Campus Amílcar Ferreira Sobral; Coleção de História Natural da UFPI. BR 343; Km 3.5. Floriano; PI; Brazil. 64808-605
Thysanoptera amazon Anaphothrips genus-group peanuts Phytophagous


Enneothrips is a lineage of leaf-feeding thrips conventionally placed in the Anaphothrips genus-group (Thripinae) and exclusively found in the Neotropics. Here we describe E. amazonicus sp. n., E. fulbrightae sp. n. and E. manauara sp. n. from the Brazilian Amazon and E. atlanticus sp. n. from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, together with an illustrated key to all ten species now recognized in the genus.



  1. Buckman, R.S., Mound, L.A. & Whiting, M.F. (2012) Phylogeny of thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) based on five molecular loci. Systematic Entomology, 38, 123–133.
  2. De Borbon, C.M. (2008) Desertathrips chuquiraga gen. et sp.n. (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) from Argentina. Zootaxa, 1751 (1), 25–34.
  3. Hood, J.D. (1935) Eleven new Thripidae (Thysanoptera) from Panama. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 43, 143–171.
  4. Hood, J.D. (1954) Brasilian Thysanoptera V. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 67, 195–214.
  5. Hood. J.D. (1955) New American terebrantian Thysanoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 62, 129–138.
  6. Lima, E.F.B. & Mound, L.A. (2016) Systematic relationships of the Thripidae subfamily Sericothripinae (Insecta: Thysanoptera). Zoologischer Anzeiger, 263, 24–32.
  7. Lima, E.F.B., Alencar, A.R.S., Nanini, F., Michelotto, M.D. & Correa, A.S. (2022) “Unmasking the villain”: integrative taxonomy reveals the real identity of the key pest (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) of peanuts (Arachis hypogaea) in South America. Insects, 13, (120), 1–13.
  8. Lima, M.G.A., Martinelli, N.M. & Monteiro, R.C. (2000) Plantas hospedeiras de tripes no período da entressafra do amendoim. Revista de Agricultura, 75, 129–134.
  9. Masumoto, M. & Okajima, S. (2017) Anaphothrips genus-group: key to world genera, with two new species and three new records from Japan (Thysanoptera, Thripidae). Zootaxa, 4272 (2), 201–220.
  10. Moulton, D. (1941) Thysanoptera from Minas Geraes, Brazil (second paper). Revista de Entomologia, 12, 314–322.
  11. Mound, L.A. (2009) Sternal pore plates (glandular areas) of male Thripidae (Thysanoptera). Zootaxa, 2129 (1), 29–46.
  12. Mound, L.A. & Masumoto, M. (2009) Australian Thripinae of the Anaphothrips genus-group (Thysanoptera), with three new genera and thirty-three new species. Zootaxa, 2042, 1–76.
  13. Mound, L.A. & Marullo, R. (1996) The Thrips of Central and South America: An Introduction. Memoirs on Entomology, International, 6, 1–488.
  14. Palmer, J.M. & Mound, L.A. (1985) New World Thripidae (Thysanoptera) with nine-segmented antennae. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 84, 181–194.
  15. ThripsWiki (2023) Thripswiki: providing information on the world’s thrips. Available from: (accessed 10 June 2023)