Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae: Ophthalmothrips

Nomenclature

  • Ophthalmothrips Hood, 1919: 67. Type species Ophthalmothrips pomeroyiHood
    • Pyrgothrips Karny, 1924: 35. Type species Pyrgothrips conocephalus Karny
    • Fulgorothrips Faure, 1933: 62. Type species Fulgorothrips priesneri Faure
    • Derothrips Jacot-Guillarmod, 1940: 133. Type species Derothrips amyae Jacot-Guillarmod

Diversity

Ten species are recognised in this genus.

Distribution

South and East Africa, India, Japan, Taiwan, northern Australia.

Biology

Spore-feeding at the base of grass tussocks.

Relationships

Tribe Idolothripini, subtribe Elaphrothripina.

Closely related to Elaphrothrips.

Genera A-Z