Found on flowers (Mound and Marullo, 1996), on trees and in grasses (Chiasson, 1986).
Varies with species.
Adult members of this genus are dark and usually unicolorous (Mound and Marullo, 1996). Antennae are 9 segmented, and sensoria on segments 3 and 4 are linear. The compound eyes are prolonged ventrally, the maxillary palps are 3 segmented, and the labial palps are 4 segmented (Mound and Kibby, 1998). Both head and pronotum lack long setae (Mound and Marullo, 1996). Forewings are banded with 2 longitudinal and 3 cross veins (Heming). Abdomen is constricted at the base, and sternite 7 has two pairs of sub-marginal accessory setae (Mound and Marullo, 1996). In males tergite 1 is narrow, with 2 longitudinal ridges (Mound and Marullo, 1996), and no genital claspers are present (Stannard, 1968).
Members of this genus have 2 larval instars, and 2 pupal instars.
Varies among species.
See Family Aeolothripidae.
Varies with species (Bailey, 1951).
|genus page author||Ash, L.||2002 |
|genus page reviewer||Heming, B. S.||2002 |