Head and pronotum of Actinothrips fraterculus, from CSIRO.

Belongs within: Idolothripinae.

Actinothrips is a genus of Neotropical thrips fungus-feeding commonly found on dead leaves.

Characters (from Mound & Marullo 1996): Head with one pair of long, dark dorsal setae; preocellar setae short; pronotal anteromarginal and posteromarginal setae usually small; prosternal basantra absent; anapleural sutures short and incomplete; metathoracic sternopleural sutures absent; male with or without a fore tarsal tooth; abdominal segment I with lateral setae arising on lateral sclerites not associated with pelta; abdominal segment X (tube) long with numerous long lateral setae.

<==Actinothrips Bagnall 1909 [incl. Dasythrips Hood 1937]MM96
    |--*A. longicornis Bagnall 1909MM96
    |--A. apithanus Mound 1991MM96
    |--A. bondari Hood 1928MM96
    |--A. chiapensis (Johansen & Garcia 1976) [=Dasythrips chiapensis]MM96
    |--A. femoralis Hood 1950MM96
    |--A. fraterculus (Hood 1941) [=Dasythrips fraterculus]MM96
    |--A. gargantua De Santis 1960MM96
    |--A. monochaetus Hood 1935MM96
    |--A. pedalis Hood 1949MM96
    |--A. polychaetus Hood 1941MM96
    |--A. regalis (Hood 1937) [=*Dasythrips regalis]MM96
    |--A. retanae Mound 1991MM96
    `--A. trichaetus Hood 1935MM96

*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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