Eleven species are listed in this genus. However, four of these are based on specimens that are presumed to be lost. and two are unrelated members of the Phlaeothripinae that cannot at present be placed to genus.
Holarctic, including northern Europe and North America as far south as California.
Feeding on fungal spores, and usually found in leaf litter.
Tribe Pygothripini, subtribe Pygothripina.