Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae: Pygothrips

Nomenclature

  • Pygothrips Hood, 1915: 49. Type species Pygothrips rugicaudaHood
    • Barythrips Hood & Williams, 1915: 134. Type species Barythrips sculpticauda Hood & Williams
    • Diplochelaeothrips Moulton, 1944: 284. Type species Diplochelaeothrips mikrommatos Moulton

Diversity

This genus now includes 13 species.

Distribution

The type species and two further species are from Australia, but four species are from Florida, and five more from various parts of the Neotropics.

Biology

Spore-feeding on dead branches. Apparently always in small populations, because it is unusual to collect more than one or two individuals at any one time.

Relationships

Tribe Pygothripini, subtribe Pygothripina.

Apparently closely related to Cryptothrips.

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