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.
Neotropics, including Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Peru and Brazil.
Spore-feeding on dead leafy branches
Tribe Idolothripini, subtribe Hystricothripina.
Related to Zactinothrips.