Family Melanthripidae Bagnall 1913 (thrips)

Insecta - Thysanoptera - Melanthripidae

Alternative spellings: Melanothripinae, Melanthripinae

Full reference: R. S. Bagnall. 1913. A synopsis of the Thysanopterous family Aeolothripidae. 2nd International Congress of Entomology, Transactions 394-397

Parent taxon: Terebrantia according to M. R. Ulitzka 2017

See also Bagnall 1913, PeƱalver et al. 2012, Schliephake 1999, Schliephake 2000, Schliephake 2001 and Schliephake 2003

Sister taxa: Aeolothripidae, Merothripidae, Thripidae

Subtaxa: Archankothrips Eocranothrips Gymnopollisthrips Proboscisthrips

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (1: California collection)

• Eocene of Denmark (1), Germany (3), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (7), Ukraine (1)

• Cretaceous of Spain (1)

Total: 15 collections including 22 occurrences

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