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Thrips of California 2012

Hoplothrips baileyi

Recognition data

Distinguishing features

This species has not been studied by the present authors, but see Cott, 1956: 40-42.

Related and similar species

Known only from a single winged female, this species is mentioned under H. kincaidi. It was described as being unusual in color, generally light brown but with the tube and antennal segment VIII lemon yellow.

Taxonomic data

Current valid name

Hoplothrips baileyi Cott

Original name and synonyms

  • Hoplothrips baileyi Cott, 1956: 40

Family placement

Phlaeothripidae, Phlaeothripinae

Biological data

Life history

Presumably breeding on dead branches.

Host plants

Presumably fungus-feeding, on dead Salix branches.

Tospoviruses vectored


Crop damage


Distribution data

Area of origin

Western USA