Head of Psalidothrips longistylus, from Okajima (1983).

Belongs within: Hoplothripini.

Psalidothrips is a genus of thrips found in leaf litter with a distinctively rather broad, dorsoventrally flattened head (Mound & Marullo 1996).

Characters (from Mound & Marullo 1996): Head as wide as long, dorsoventrally flattened, often incut behind large eyes; maxillary stylets unusually low in head and wide apart; maxillary palps unusually small; antennae 8-segmented, segment III with two or three sense cones, segment IV with three or four; pronotal anteromarginal and anteroangular setae small; fore tarsal tooth absent; forewing without duplicated cilia, sub-basal wing setae minute sternite VIII of male with glandular area.

<==Psalidothrips Priesner 1932 [incl. Hennigithrips Johansen 1986] MM96
    |--*P. amens Priesner 1932 MM96
    |--P. ananthakrishnani (Johansen 1986) [=*Hennigithrips ananthakrishnani] MM96
    |--P. conciliatus Hood 1955 [incl. P. lepidus Zur Strassen 1972] MM96
    |--P. daedalus (Karny 1912) [=Cryptothrips daedalus] MP83
    |--P. dissidens Hood 1955 MM96
    |--P. longistylus Okajima 1983 MM96
    |--P. pitkini Okajima 1983 MM96
    |--P. retifer Hood 1955 MM96
    |--P. sturmi Zur Strassen 1972 MM96
    `--P. umbraticus Hood 1955 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.

[MP83] Mound, L. A. & J. M. Palmer. 1983. The generic and tribal classification of spore-feeding Thysanoptera (Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History): Entomology series 46 (1): 1-174.

Okajima, S. 1983. Studies on some Psalidothrips species with key to the world species (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae). Journal of Natural History 17 (1): 1-13.

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