Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae: Elaphrothrips

Nomenclature

  • Elaphrothrips Buffa, 1909: 162. Type species Idolothrips coniferarum Pergande
    • Dicaiothrips Buffa, 1909: 169. Type species Thrips schottii Heeger
    • Klinothrips Bagnall, 1918: 217. Type species Klinothrips femoralis Bagnall
    • Elaphrothrips (Elaphoxothrips) Bagnall, 1932: 517. Type species Kleothrips athletes Karny
    • Elaphridothrips Priesner, 1932: 320. Type species Elaphridothrips andrapterus Priesner
    • Palinothrips Hood, 1952: 168, Type species Palinothrips palustris Hood
    • Elaphrothrips (Paraclinothrips) Priesner, Type species Elaphrothrips (Paraclinothrips) coniger Priesner
    • Elaphrothrips (Cradothrips) Ananthakrishnan, 1973: 273. Type species Elaphrothrips (Cradothrips) insignis Ananthakrishnan

Diversity

About 120 species are currently listed in this genus, with another 40 names in synonymy.

Distribution

Neotropical and Palaeotropical, but not east of Sulawesi.

Biology

Spore-feeding, particularly on dead hanging leaves, but with a few species at the bases of grasses

Relationships

Tribe Idolothripini, subtribe Elaphrothripina.

Closely related to Mecynothrips and to Ophthalmothrips.

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