Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae: Anactinothrips

Nomenclature

  • Anactinothrips Bagnall, 1909: 329. Type species Anactinothrips meinerti Bagnall
    • Ophidothrips Schmutz, 1910: 273. Type species Ophidothrips handlirschii Schmutz
    • Lophothrips Karny, 1911: 503. Type species Lophothrips antennatus Schmutz

Diversity

This genus includes 16 described species, but some synonymy is suspected (Mound & Palmer, 1983b).

Distribution

Panama to Peru and southern Brazil

Biology

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).

Relationships

Tribe Idolothripini, subtribe Elaphrothripina.

Possibly sister-group to the rest of the Elaphrothripina.

Genera A-Z