Head and pelta of Carathrips delicatulus, from Mound & Marullo (1996).

Belongs within: Hoplothripini.

Carathrips is a genus of small delicate thrips that is most diverse in the New World.

Characters (from Mound & Marullo 1996): Small, pale, delicate species. Antennae with segments VII and VIII distinct, segment IV with four sense cones; postocular setae well developed; maxillary stylets retracted to compound eyes and lying close together medially for the full length of the head; prosternal basantra absent; epimera divided into two sclerites, bearing one pair of epimeral setae; pelta narrowly bell-shaped.

<==Carathrips Hood 1950 MM96
    |--*C. mediamericanus (Hood 1934) [=Trichothrips mediamericanus] MM96
    |--C. ampliceps (Hood 1938) [=Trichothrips ampliceps] MM96
    |--C. bandeirantium Hood 1950 MM96
    |--C. chamelaensis Johansen 1986 MM96
    |--C. delicatulus (Hood 1939) [=Hoplothrips delicatulus] MM96
    |--C. ferrugineus Hood 1950 MM96
    |--C. grandiceps Hood 1950 MM96
    |--C. hemingi Johansen 1981 MM96
    |--C. impensus Hood 1955 MM96
    |--C. interruptus Hood 1950 MM96
    |--C. pallidiventris Hood 1950 MM96
    |--C. plaumanni Hood 1955 MM96
    |--C. rufescens (Hood 1942) [=Hoplothrips rufescens] MM96
    `--C. sculpticollis (Hood 1938) [=Trichothrips sculpticollis] MM96

*Type species of generic name indicated


[MM96] Mound, L. A., & R. Marullo. 1996. The thrips of Central and South America: an introduction (Insecta: Thysanoptera). Memoirs on Entomology, International 6: 1-487.

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