Biology and distribution
Described from Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa from liliaceous plants.
Distribution: Africa (South Africa, Nigeria); Recorded from Italy and from the Netherlands from Aloe vera (Xanthorrhoeaceae) and other succulents.
Hood JD (1937) New genera and species of Thysanoptera from South Africa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History(10) 19: 97–113.
Schifani E & Mazza G (2021) Hercinothrips dimidiatus (Thysanoptera, Thripidae), an emerging pest of Aloe arborescens[Asphodelaceae] newly recorded from Italy. Zootaxa 5039 (3), 440–442.
Goldarazena A & Vierbergen G (2022) A key to species of Hercinothrips, with one new species, and a neotype designation for H. trilineatus (Priesner). Zootaxa, 5169 (4), 322–330.
Holotype ♀: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.