The Thysanoptera Collection Ulitzka
My collection currently contains more than 500 different extant species from about 170 genera as well as 60 fossil taxa. Most of the extant thrips are from Europe and South America. Several come from various Asian countries, the United States, from New Zealand and some from southern and eastern parts of Africa. My collection is constantly growing and expanding.
All adults of extant species are mounted on microscope slides in Canada balm; larvae are embedded in Hoyer’s mountant. All microscope slides are annotated with information about the species’ locality, the plants they where caught on or with further data.
Fossils (exclusively amber inclusions) are conserved for the main part in thin blocks of synthetic resin.
Dinothrips spinosus from Vietnam – one of the largest-sized species in my collection
Under species you will find all thrips species available in my collection. About 175 of them are linked with photos and with information on their biology and distribution.