Thrips of the British Isles

Key References

Several other Lucid-based information and identification systems to Thysanoptera taxa are available at:

Collins DW (2010a) Thysanoptera of Great Britain: a revised and updated checklist. Zootaxa 2412: 21–41. [The most recently published checklist of thrips from Great Britain]

Lewis T (ed.) (1996) Thrips as crop pests. CAB International, Wallingford. [Multi-authored publication on thrips crop pests around the world, providing detailed information on the morphology, physiology, basic biology and ecology of thrips]

Morison GD (1947-1949) Thysanoptera of the London area. London Naturalist, Supplement 26: 1–36; 27: 37–75; 28: 76–131. [The first published synthesis of the British Thysanoptera fauna]

Mound LA, Morison G., Pitkin BR & Palmer JM (1976) Thysanoptera. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects 1 (11): 1–79. [The most recently published key to the thrips of Great Britain and Ireland]

O'Connor JP (2008) A review of the Irish thrips (Thysanoptera). Irish Naturalists' Journal 29: 20–24. [The most recently published checklist of thrips from the island of Ireland]

ThripsWiki (2018) ThripsWiki - providing information on the World's thrips. [On-line taxonomic catalogue of the world's Thysanoptera fauna, including bibliographies for many historical and current thysanopterists]

zur Strassen R (2003) Die terebranten Thysanopteren Europas und des Mittelmeer-Gebietes. Die Tierwelt Deutschlands 74: 1–271. [The most recently published key to the terebrantian thrips of Europe - in German]

Vierbergen G (2013) Thysanoptera. Fauna Europaea version 2017.06. [On-line database listing the scientific names and providing information on the distributions of the thrips of Europe]

In addition:

Richard Bagnall: the leading British thysanopterist of the early twentieth century published numerous papers on British thrips between 1907 and 1936. These include many first British records and descriptions of new species from Great Britain. Brief biographical details and a full bibliography are provided in: Mound LA (1968) A review of R. S. Bagnall's Thysanoptera collections. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology Supplement 11: 1–181.

Guy Morison: the leading British thysanopterist of the middle decades of the twentieth century published many papers on British thrips between 1928 and 1976. These include a series of papers providing biological information and distribution records for a number of selected species. An obituary is available: Shaw MD (1978) Obituary. Guy D. Morison Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 114: 173–174.