Biology and distribution
Described from California USA on Citrus.
Distribution: Western North America. Also reported from Hawaii USA, New York USA and northern Mexico. Introduced to Europe and Australia. The record of one female on citrus in Foochow, China (Steinweden & Moulton, 1930) is consdered unreliable in Mound et al. (2011). Quarantine species in Australia and New Zealand.
Adults and larvae are found on leaves of different Fabaceae and can cause damage to cultural plants like beans (»Californian bean thrips«).
Pergande T (1895) Observations on certain Thripidae. Insect Life 7: 390–395.
Daniel SM (1904) New California Thysanoptera. Entomological News 15: 293–297.
Moulton D & Steinweden JB (1930) Thysanoptera from China. Proceedings of the Natural History Society of the Fukien Christian University 3: 19–30.
Hoddle MS, Stosic CD & Mound LA (2006) Populations of North American bean thrips, Caliothrips fasciatus (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae: Panchaetothripinae) not detected in Australia. Australian Journal of Entomology 45: 122–129.
Mound LA, Zhang H-R, Bei Y-W (2011) Caliothrips tongi sp.n. (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) from China, and a dubious record of North American Bean Thrips. Zootaxa 2736: 57–62
Hoddle MS, Mound LA, Paris DL (2012) Thrips of California 2012. CBIT Publishing, Queensland. LINK
Mound LA, Tree DC & Paris D (2012) Ozthrips – Thysanoptera in Australia. LINK
Mound LA, Nielsen M & Hastings A (2017). Thysanoptera Aotearoa – Thrips of New Zealand. Lucidcentral.org, Identic Pty Ltd, Queensland, Australia. LINK
Syntype (H. fasciatus), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.