Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae: Malesiathrips

Nomenclature

  • Malesiathrips Palmer & Mound, 1978: 196. Type species Malesiathrips malayensis Palmer & Mound

Diversity

Four species are recognised.

Distribution

Peninsular Malaysia, Guam, Solomon Islands and northern Australia.

Biology

Spore-feeding, apparently on dead stems and fronds of climbing palms.

Relationships

Tribe Idolothripini, subtribe Elaphrothripina.

Possibly related to Dermothrips.

Genera A-Z