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Genus Information

Damerothrips Hood, 1954: 19. Type species Damerothrips gemmatus Hood, by monotypy.

Biology and Distribution

This genus includes only a single species. Known only from Brazil, it is presumed to be fungus feeding on dead twigs.


Hood JD (1954) Brasilian Thysanoptera IV. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 67: 17-54.

Mound LA & O'Neill K (1974) Taxonomy of the Merothripidae, with ecological and phylogenetic considerations (Thysanoptera). Journal of Natural History 8: 481-509.


Damerothrips gemmatus Hood, 1954