Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae: Atractothrips

Nomenclature

  • Atractothrips Hood, 1938: 27. Type species Atractothrips bradleyiHood

Diversity

Two species are described. The tube in these is long but with the lateral setae short and sparse, unlike related Neotropical Hystricothripina.

Distribution

Mexico, Florida, Georgia

Biology

Spore-feeding in leaf litter.

Relationships

Tribe Idolothripini, subtribe Hystricothripina.

Possibly sister genus to the Oriental genera, Holurothrips, Neatractothrips and Paractinothrips.

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