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Thrips of California 2012

Leptothrips gurdus

Recognition data

Distinguishing features

This species has not been studied by the present authors.

Related and similar species

Although considered by the original author as having the tube rather shorter, doubts concerning the validity of this species are indicated under L. mali.

Taxonomic data

Current valid name

Leptothrips gurdus Johansen

Original name and synonyms

  • Leptothrips gurdus Johansen, 1987: 45

Family placement

Phlaeothripidae, Phlaeothripinae

Biological data

Life history

Presumably predatory.

Host plants

Five specimens collected from Juglans and Ficus carica.

Tospoviruses vectored


Crop damage


Distribution data

Area of origin

Western USA