Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae: Diceratothrips

Nomenclature

  • Diceratothrips Bagnall, 1908: 193. Type species Diceratothrips bicornis Bagnall
    • Eulophothrips Schmutz, 1909: 278. Type species Eulophothrips robustus Schmutz
    • Megalomerothrips Watson, 1919: 99. Type species Megalomerothrips eupatorii Watson
    • Diceratothrips (Endacnothrips) Priesner, 1933: 147. Type species Diceratothrips (Endacnothrips) horridus Priesner

Diversity

Although 21 species are listed in this genus, some of these may prove to be synonyms because of allometric growth patterns.

Distribution

Neotropical, but extending into the southern States of the USA

Biology

Spore-feeding on dead branches, with species varying in body size and exhibiting allometric growth patterns.

Relationships

Tribe Pygothripini, subtribe Diceratothripina.

Genera A-Z