Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae: Actinothrips

Nomenclature

  • Actinothrips Bagnall, 1909: 332. Type species Actinothrips longicornis Bagnall
    • Dasythrips Hood, 1937: 521. Type species Dasythrips regalis Hood

Diversity

Although 12 species are listed in this genus, some of these may prove to be synonyms (Mound, 1991). Allometry and sexual dimorphism are evident in this genus, but little attention has been paid to intraspecific variation, with most species known only from one or few specimens.

Distribution

Neotropics, including Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Peru and Brazil.

Biology

Spore-feeding on dead leafy branches

Relationships

Tribe Idolothripini, subtribe Hystricothripina.

Related to Zactinothrips.

Genera A-Z