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Genus information

Pselaphothrips Hood, 1916: 10. Type species Pselaphothrips pomeroyi Hood, 1916, by monotypy.

Acanthothrips (Dinacanthothrips) Priesner, 1932: 201. Type species Hoplandrothrips vuilleti Karny 1920, by monotypy. Synonymised by Pitkin & Mound, 1973: 432.

Biology and Distribution

From tropical Africa, fungus-feeding.


Hood JD (1916) Two new Thysanoptera from West Africa, with a note on the synonymy of the Phloeothripidae. Psyche 23: 6-12.

Priesner H (1932) Thysanopteren aus dem Belgischen Congo. Revue Zoologie et Botanique africaine 22: 192-221.

Pitkin BR & Mound LA (1973) A catalogue of West African Thysanoptera. Bulletin de l'Institut Fondamental de l'Afrique Noire 35: 407-449.


Pselaphothrips gigas (Priesner, 1932)

Pselaphothrips pomeroyi Hood, 1916