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Thrips of California 2012

Ewartithrips longirostrum

Recognition data

Distinguishing features

This species has not been studied by the present authors. According to Nakahara (1995: 236) it is distinguished from the other five members of the genus by the long mouth cone that extends onto the mesosternum.

Related and similar species

The genus Ewartithrips was proposed for six species from California, although separation of this from the Mediterranean genus Tenothrips has been questioned (Bhatti, 2003).

Taxonomic data

Current valid name

Ewartithrips longirostrum (Jones)

Original name and synonyms

  • Euthrips longirostrum Jones, 1912: 10

Family placement

Thripidae, Thripinae

Biological data

Life history

Probably flower-living

Host plants

Possibly Lupinus spp. (Fabaceae)

Tospoviruses vectored


Crop damage


Distribution data

Area of origin

Western USA