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Genus information

Pygmaeothrips Karny, 1920: 40. Type species Pygmaeothrips columniceps Karny, 1920, by monotypy; a synonym of Trichothrips angusticeps Hood.

Polyporothrips Watson, 1927: 61. Type species Polyporothrips longipilosus Watson, 1927, by monotypy. Synonymised by Mound & Marullo, 1996: 353.

Micropsothrips de Santis, 1950: 62. Type species Micropsothrips ganodermae de Santis, 1950, by monotypy. Synonymised by Mound & Marullo, 1996: 353.

Biology and Distribution

One species only, fungus feeding in tropical countries.


Karny H (1920) Nova Australska Thysanoptera, jez nashbiral Mjöberg. Casopis Ceskoslovenské spolecnosti entomologiscké 17: 35-44.

Watson JR (1927) New Thysanoptera from Florida XIV. Florida Entomologist 10: 60-62.

de Santis L (1950) Tres Tisanópteros nuevos de la República Argentina. Notas del Museo La Plata. Zoología 15 (133): 59-70.

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


Pygmaeothrips angusticeps (Hood, 1908)