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Genus information

Pristothrips Hood, 1925: 61. Type species Pristothrips aaptus Hood, 1925, by monotypy.

Celetothrips Morgan, 1929: 1. Type species Celetothrips breviceps Morgan, 1929, by monotypy. Synonym by Hood, 1938.

Biology and Distribution

Neotropical, fungus-feeding.


Hood JD (1925) New neotropical Thysanoptera collected by C.B. Williams. Psyche 32: 48–69.

Morgan AC (1929) A new genus and five new species of Thysanoptera foreigh to the United States. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 31: 1–9.

Mound LA & Marullo R (1996) The Thrips of Central and South America: An Introduction. Memoirs on Entomology, International 6: 1-488.


Pristothrips aaptus Hood, 1925

Pristothrips albipunctatus Hood, 1925

Pristothrips pollostus Mound & Marullo, 1996