Print Fact SheetTenothrips salviae

Distinguishing features

This species has not been studied by the present authors. According to Nakahara (1995: 236) it is distinguished from the other five species he placed in Ewartithrips by the bicoloured antennal segment VI and the presence of sculpture lines medially on the tergites.

Related species

This species was described in Ewartithrips, a genus proposed for six species from California. However, separation of this Californian genus from the Mediterranean genus Tenothrips is doubtful (Bhatti, 2003).

Biological data

Collected from Salvia apiana [Lamiaceae] and presumably flower-living.

Distribution data

Known only from California.

Family name


Species name

Tenothrips salviae Nakahara

Original name and synonyms

Ewartithrips salviae Nakahara, 1996: 248


Bhatti JS (2003) The genera Tenothrips and Ewartithrips (Terebrantia: Thripidae) and pigmented facets of eye in some Terebrantia. Thysanoptera 2003: 1–10.