Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae: Anaglyptothrips

Nomenclature

  • Anaglyptothrips Mound & Palmer, 1983. Type species Anaglyptothrips dugdalei Mound & Palmer

Diversity

Only one species is known in this genus. The sculptured head with bulbous eyes is unlike that of any other Idolothripinae.

Distribution

New Zealand (but possibly not native to that area).

Biology

Living at the base of grasses, presumably spore-feeding.

Relationships

Tribe Pygothripini, subtribe Compsothripina.

Probably related to Bolothrips, but with body surface reticulate.

Genera A-Z