Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae: Priesneriella

Nomenclature

  • Priesneriella Hood, 1927: 198. Type species Priesneriella citricaudaHood
    • Pygidiothrips Hood, 1938: 389. Type species Pygidiothrips seminole Hood
    • Parallothrips Hood, 1939: 602. Type species Parallothrips thomasi Hood
    • Embothrips Dyadechko, 1961: 688. Type species Embothrips tubversicolor Dyadechko

Diversity

Eight species are currently placed in this genus

Distribution

Three species are described from USA, although one of these three is considered to have originated in Australia (Mound, 2007). One species is from New Zealand, and four are from Europe.

Biology

Living at ground level in leaf litter and on dead twigs, and presumably spore-feeding.

Relationships

Tribe Pygothripini, subtribe Allothripina.

Closely related to Allopisothrips and to Allothrips.

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