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Thrips of California 2012

Erythrothrips fasciculatus

Recognition data

Distinguishing features

This species is discussed under Erythrothrips arizonae Moulton

Related and similar species

E. bishoppi from Texas and E. fasciculatus from California cannot at present be distinguished satisfactorily from E. arizonae. These three names are all likely to represent the same species (Mound & Marullo, 1993). The name E. fasciculatus has been applied to relatively small specimens in which the sensorium on antennal segment III is scarcely 0.3 as long as the segment, but these specimens have been taken from the same host plant, Adenostoma fasciculatum, as E. arizonae.

Taxonomic data

Current valid name

Erythrothrips fasciculatus Moulton

Original name and synonyms

  • Erythrothrips fasciculatus Moulton, 1929: 224

Family placement


Biological data

Life history

See Erythrothrips arizonae.

Host plants

Adenostoma fasciculatum (Rosaceae)

Tospoviruses vectored


Crop damage


Distribution data

Area of origin

Western USA


California, Nevada