Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae: Heptathrips

Nomenclature

  • Heptathrips Moulton, 1942: 3. Type species Heptathrips tonnoiri Moulton
    • Ascania Faure, 1954: 17. Type species Ascania magnifica Faure
    • Capnothrips zur Strassen, 1979: 99. Type species Capnothrips ruficaudis zur Strassen

Diversity

This genus includes eight species.

Distribution

Five species are known from New Zealand, of which one is widespread in southern Australia; two further species are from South Africa and one from Saudi Arabia.

Biology

Living on dead twigs and apparently feeding on fungal spores.

Relationships

Tribe Pygothripini, subtribe Pygothripina.

Apparently related to the New Zealand genus Cleistothrips.

Genera A-Z