Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae: Emprosthiothrips

Nomenclature

  • Emprosthiothrips Moulton, 1942: 12. Type species Emprosthiothrips niger Moulton

Diversity

This genus includes six described species.

Distribution

Known only from Australia, in the southern and eastern parts of the continent.

Biology

Spore-feeding at the base of grasses and in leaf litter.

Relationships

Tribe Pygothripini, subtribe Pygothripina.

This unusual and highly characteristic genus is possibly related to Pelinothrips.

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