Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae: Phaulothrips

Nomenclature

  • Phaulothrips Hood, 1918: 146. Type species Phaulothrips vuilleti Hood
    • Titanothrips Karny, 1920: 44. Type species Titanothrips portentosus Karny
    • Tetraceratothrips Bagnall, 1924: 628, Type species Tetraceratothrips agrestis Bagnall
    • Kaleidothrips Kelly, in Kelly & Maine, 1934: 73. Type species Kaleidothrips inquilinus Kelly

Diversity

A total of 14 species are described in this genus.

Distribution

Ten species from Australia, of which one is also known from East Africa, also one each described from Bali, Sulawesi, Japan, and Samoa. Undescribed species are known from New Guinea and Fiji.

Biology

Spore-feeding, on dead branches and within burrows of solitary bees.

Relationships

Tribe Pygothripini, subtribe Pygothripina.

The most closely related genus seems to be Heptathrips.

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