Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae: Bolothrips

Nomenclature

  • Bolothrips Priesner, 1926. Type-species Phloeothrips bicolor Heeger
    • Bolothrips (Botanothrips) Hood, 1939. Type-species Bolothrips pratensis Hood
    • Boloadelothrips Moulton, 1949. Type-species Boloadelothrips africanus Moulton

Diversity

This genus includes 15 listed species, many of which lack wings and live at ground level.

Distribution

Although apparently primarily Holarctic, with six species from Europe and four from North America, a further five species are described from South Africa.

Biology

Commonly living at the base of sedges and grasses in damp places, and feeding on spores.

Relationships

Tribe Pygothripini, subtribe Compsothripina.

Apparently closely related to the ant-mimicking species of Compsothrips.

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