Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chirothrips molestus

Chirothrips molestus Priesner, 1926

on grasses


The development from egg to imago takes place within a individual grass floret.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Cynodon dactylon; Hordeum; Triticum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Minaei & Mound (2010a), Mound, Morison, Pitkin & Palmer (1976a), Thrips of the British Isles (2020).

Last modified 13.viii.2020