Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae: Ethirothrips

Nomenclature

  • Ethirothrips Karny
    • Liothrips (Ethirothrips) Karny, 1925: 133. Type species Liothrips thomasseti Bagnall
    • Scotothrips Priesner, 1939: 75. Type species Adiaphorothrips elephas Karny
    • Paracryptothrips Moulton, 1944: 281. Type species Paracryptothrips inermis Moulton
    • Percipiothrips Ananthakrishnan, 1964: 72. Type species Mesothrips indicus Bagnall
    • Elaphridia Ananthakrishnan, 1964: 90. Type species Elaphrothrips agasthya Ramakrishna
    • Eurynotothrips Moulton, 1968: 119. Type species Eurynotothrips latapennis Moulton
    • Decothrips Ananthakrishnan, 1969: 182. Type species Uredothrips indicus Ananthakrishnan
    • Uredothrips Ananthakrishnan, 1969: 184. Type species Decothrips anacardii Ananthakrishnan

Diversity

A total of 32 species are listed in this genus, with a further 24 species placed in synonymy

Distribution

Mainly Old World tropics, but introduced to Neotropics: Congo, Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Indonesia, nothern Australia, New Caledonia, Taiwan, Pacific Islands, Brazil.

Biology

Spore-feeding on dead branches, but also in litter or the base of grass tussocks

Relationships

Tribe Pygothripini, subtribe Macrothripina.

Related to Machatothrips and presumably to Ischyrothrips.

Genera A-Z