Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae: Machatothrips

Nomenclature

  • Machatothrips Bagnall, 1908: 189. Type species Machatothrips biuncinatus Bagnall
    • Adiaphorothrips Bagnall, 1909: 536. Type species Adiaphorothrips simplex Bagnall
    • Cnestrothrips Priesner, 1932: 344. Type species Cnestrothrips dammermani Priesner

Diversity

This genus includes 14 species (Palmer & Mound, 1978).

Distribution

West Africa, Congo, East Africa, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea, Taiwan,

Biology

Spore-feeding on dead branches.

Relationships

Tribe Pygothripini, subtribe Macrothripina.

Related to Macrothrips and to Diaphorothrips.

Genera A-Z