Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae: Pseudocryptothrips

Nomenclature

  • Pseudocryptothrips Priesner, 1919: 105. Type species Pseudocryptothrips meridionalis Priesner

Diversity

Although three species are listed in this genus, it is possible that these are variants of one single species.

Distribution

Described from South Africa, Tobago and Albania, specimens have been studied from Mexico, Barbados, Trinidad, Transvaal, Kenya and France.

Biology

Collected from dead twigs, and apparently spore-feeding.

Relationships

Tribe Pygothripini, subtribe Allothripina.

Closely related to Allothrips.

Genera A-Z