Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae: Aesthesiothrips

Nomenclature

  • Aesthesiothrips Ananthakrishnan, 1961: 253. Type species Aesthesiothrips jatrophae Ananthakrishnan

Diversity

Only a single species is known. This has the head and maxillary stylets similar to those of Polytrichothrips species, but has unusually long antennal sensoria.

Distribution

Known only from India

Biology

Presumably spore-feeding on dead branches

Relationships

Tribe Pygothripini, subtribe Macrothripina.

Related to Polytrichothrips and Tarassothrips.

Genera A-Z