Head of Tylothrips brasiliensis, from Mound (1977).

Belongs within: Glyptothripini.

Tylothrips is a genus of thrips found primarily in the New World, characterised by the present of a pair of long expanded ventrolateral setae on each of the meso- and metathorax (Mound & Marullo 1996).

Characters (from Mound & Marullo 1996): Head smooth to weakly reticulate; maxillary stylets wide apart in head; meso- and metathorax each with one pair of long and apically expanded setae that are longer than the apical width of the tibiae.

<==Tylothrips Hood 1937 [incl. Copiothrips, Phragmothrips] MM96
    |--*T. concolor Hood 1937 MM96
    |--T. achaetus (Hood 1957) [=Phragmothrips achaetus] MM96
    |--T. brasiliensis (Hood 1957) [=Copiothrips brasiliensis] MM96
    |--T. caelatoris (Hood 1954) [=Porcothrips caelatoris] MM96
    |--T. clavivestis (Hood 1935) [=Terthrothrips clavivestis] MM96
    |--T. cochlearius (Hood 1954) [=Terthrothrips cochlearius] MM96
    |--T. consobrinus (Hood 1954) [=Terthrothrips consobrinus] MM96
    |--T. crassus (Hood 1954) [=Terthrothrips crassus] MM96
    |--T. flaviventris (Hood 1957) [=Copiothrips flaviventris] MM96
    |--T. forticauda (Hood 1954) [=Porcothrips forticauda] MM96
    |--T. fulvescens (Hood 1957) [=Copiothrips fulvescens] MM96
    |--T. fuscifrons (Hood 1957) [=Copiothrips fuscifrons] MM96
    |--T. gracilis (Hood 1954) [=Terthrothrips gracilis] MM96
    |--T. inuncatus (Hood 1957) [=Phragmothrips inuncatus] MM96
    |--T. longulus (Hood 1954) [=Terthrothrips longulus] MM96
    |--T. majusculus (Hood 1957) [=Phragmothrips majusculus] MM96
    |--T. minor (Hood 1954) [=Terthrothrips minor] MM96
    |--T. osborni (Hinds 1902) [=Eurythrips osborni; incl. E. macrops Hood 1925, E. setiger Stannard 1958] MM96
    |--T. paulus (Hood 1957) [=Phragmothrips paulus] MM96
    |--T. striaticeps (Hood 19540 [=Terthrothrips striaticeps] MM96
    |--T. subglaber (Hood 1957) [=Copiothrips subglaber] MM96
    `--T. ustulatus (Hood 1957) [=Copiothrips ustulatus] MM96

*Type species of generic name indicated


Mound, L. A. 1977. Species diversity and the systematics of some New World leaf litter Thysanoptera (Phlaeothripinae; Glyptothripini). Systematic Entomology 2: 225-244.

[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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