Female macropterous; body yellowish brown, pterothorax darker laterally; antennal segments I, III–V and basal half of VI yellow, brown on II, VII and apex of VI; tarsi and tibiae yellow; forewings brown with transverse white bands sub-basally, medially and at apex. Head with cheeks convex, constricted at base; ocellar region elevated. Antennae 8-segmented, III and IV with sensorium simple, VIII twice as long as VII. Pronotum with six pairs of large, translucent, spatulate setae. Metanotum reticulate medially, one pair of spatulate major setae arising at anterior margin. Tarsi 2-segmented. Forewing veins with complete rows of long setae, costal setae more than twice as long as wing width. Abdominal segment II strongly constricted, anterolateral areas with many recurved, claw-like microtrichia; tergite VII with pair of weakly sigmoid wing-retaining setae; VIII with posteromarginal craspedum; setae on IX as long as tergite X; median split on X complete, terminal setae elongate.
Only one species is placed in this genus. This differs from the other genera related to Astrothrips in that the tarsi are 2-segmented and the metanotal major setae arise close to the anterior margin of that sclerite.
Taiwan, Seychelles, Pacific Islands
Darwin, Northern Territory, also Christmas Island.
No reliable records available, apart from Piper myristicum on Pohnpei, also damaging the leaves of both Aglaonema and Spathoglottis in Australia at Darwin.
Presumably breeding on leaves