This genus includes 16 described species, but some synonymy is suspected (Mound & Palmer, 1983b).
Panama to Peru and southern Brazil
Spore-feeding, possibly in association with lichens on tree bark. One species is known to exhibit sub-social behaviour involving brood care (Kiester & Strates, 1984).
Tribe Idolothripini, subtribe Elaphrothripina.
Possibly sister-group to the rest of the Elaphrothripina.