This system is a revised version of “Ozthrips” (Mound et al., 2012). It has been produced partly to take advantage of the most recent Lucid software that overcomes technical problems arising from Java software, and partly to incorporate new information and additional taxa and images. The keys include all nine of the Families of living Thysanoptera worldwide, together with the 100 genera and 340 species in the five Families of the Sub-Order Terebrantia that are recorded from Australia. In addition, a list is provided of the 140 genera recorded from Australia in the two sub-Families of the sub-Order Tubulifera.
If you have little experience of thrips, start with the key to Families and follow the links to dependent subkeys. An experienced user can start with an appropriate Family or Subfamily key.
This is one of five similar Lucid systems concerning Thysanoptera that have been issued over the past three years.
Mound L, Collins D & Hastings A (2018) Thysanoptera Britannica et Hibernica. A guide to British thrips. Lucidcentral.org, Identic Pty Ltd, Queensland, Australia. see British thrips
Mound L, Hoddle MS & Hastings A (2019) Thysanoptera Californica. An identification and information system to thrips in California. Lucidcentral.org, Identic Pty Ltd, Queensland, Australia. see California thrips
Mound LA, Nielsen M & Hastings A (2017) Thysanoptera Aotearoa - Thrips of New Zealand. Lucidcentral.org, Identic Pty Ltd, Queensland, Australia. see New Zealand thrips
Mound LA, Tree DC & Paris D (2012) OzThrips – Thysanoptera in Australia. see Ozthrips
Zhang SM, Mound LA, & Hastings A (2019) Thysanoptera Chinensis. Thripidae Genera from China . Lucidcentral.org, Identic Pty Ltd, Queensland, Australia. see China Thripidae