Oligothrips Moulton, 1933: 139. Type species Oligothrips oreius Moulton, by monotypy.
Biology and distribution
Apparently living in the flowers of certain shrubs, only one species is described in this genus. However, one or more very similar undescribed species have been seen from Arizona, Utah and Oregon (Mound & Marullo, 1999).
Moulton D (1933) Oligothrips oreios a new genus and species of thrips belonging to the family Opadothripidae Bagnall. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 9: 139-140.
Mound LA & Marullo R (1999) Two new basal-clade Thysanoptera from California with Old World affinities. Journal of the New York entomological Society 106: 81-94.
Hoddle MS, Mound LA & Paris DL (2012) Thrips of California 2012. Cd-rom published by CBIT Publishing, Queensland. 
Oligothrips oreios Moulton 1933: 139.