Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Microcephalothrips abdominalis

Microcephalothrips abdominalis (Crawford, 1910)

composite thrips

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Bidens; Calendula officinalis; Chrysanthemum; Dittrichia viscosa; Helianthus annuus; Tagetes; Tanacetum; Zinnia.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Species described from Mexico; first observation in Europe (Italy) in 1994.


Pizzol, Desneux, Poncet & Reynaud (2012a), Popov, Trencheva & Trenchev (2020a).

Last modified 17.xii.2020