Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae: Ozothrips

Nomenclature

  • Ozothrips Mound & Palmer, 1983: 24. Type species Ozothrips priscus Mound & Palmer

Diversity

Five species are described.

Distribution

Known only from New Zealand.

Biology

Presumably spore-feeding, with most species on dead leafy branches, but with one species on Cyperaceae.

Relationships

Tribe Pygothripini, subtribe Pygothripina.

Apparently related to Heptathrips and Cleistothrips, but with more widely spaced maxillary stylets.

Genera A-Z