Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae: Celidothrips

Nomenclature

  • Celidothrips Priesner, 1951: 361. Type species Docessissophothrips adiaphorusKarny
    • Ommatidothrips Mound, 1970: 120. Type species Ommatidothrips lawrencei Mound

Diversity

Four species have been described, and these display sexual dimorphism and alometric growth patterns that make species recognition difficult.

Distribution

Peninsular Malaysia, Java, New Guinea, northern Australia, Solomon Islands

Biology

Spore-feeding, sometimes at the base of grass tussocks.

Relationships

Tribe Pygothripini, subtribe Macrothripina.

Related to Dichaetothrips.

Genera A-Z