Male Allothrips megacephalus stannardi, from PaDIL.

Belongs within: Idolothripinae.

The Allothripina is a group of small, wingless fungus-feeding thrips, most species of which have a large terminal sensorium on the maxillary palps that superficially resembles an extra segment (Mound & Palmer 1983).

Characters (from Mound & Palmer 1983; Priesner 1960): Smaller forms, all of them wingless. Head often slightly advanced before the eyes. Eyes small, usually directed forward; when somewhat bigger, then head constricted behind the eyes and ommata strongly arched. Terminal sensorium on maxillary palps stout. Metathoracic sternopleural sutures usually present.

<==Allothripina [Pygidiothripini]
    |--Faureothrips Priesner 1949MP83
    |    `--*F. reticulatus (Trybom 1912) [=Cryptothrips reticulatus]MP83
    |--Allopisothrips Sakimura & Bianchi 1977MP83
    |    `--*A. alakaiensis Sakimura & Bianchi 1977MP83
    |--Allidothrips Zur Strassen 1968MP83
    |    |--*A. tricolor Zur Strassen 1968MP83
    |    `--A. cinctus (Faure 1945) [=Allothrips cinctus]MP83
    |--Pseudocryptothrips Priesner 1919MP83
    |    |--*P. meridionalis Priesner 1919MM96
    |    |--P. fuscicauda (Trybom 1912) [=Cryptothrips fuscicauda; incl. P. proximus Faure 1933]MP83
    |    `--P. gradatus (Hood 1925) [=Cryptothrips gradatus]MM96
    |--Priesneriella Hood 1927 [incl. Embothrips Dyadechko 1961, Parallothrips Hood 1939, Pygidiothrips Hood 1938]MP83
    |    |--*P. citricauda Hood 1927MM96
    |    |--P. clavicornis (Knetchtel 1936) [=Hoplothrips clavicornis; incl. Parallothrips tuzetae Bournier 1956]MP83
    |    |--P. gnomus Mound & Palmer 1983MP83
    |    |--P. luctator (zur Strassen 1966) [=Parallothrips luctator]MP83
    |    |--P. mavromoustaki (Crawford 1948) (see below for synonymy)MP83
    |    |--P. seminole (Hood 1938)MM96 [=*Pygidiothrips seminoleMP83]
    |    |--P. thomasi (Hood 1939)MM96 [=*Parallothrips thomasiMP83]
    |    `--P. tubversicolor (Dyadechko 1961) [=*Embothrips tubversicolor]MP83
    `--Allothrips Hood 1908MM96 [incl. Bryothrips Priesner 1925MP83]
         |--*A. megacephalus Hood 1908MM96
         |    |--A. m. megacephalusMM96
         |    |--A. m. acutus Stannard 1955 [=A. watsoni acuta]MP83
         |    |--A. m. greensladei Mound 1972MP83
         |    |--A. m. mexicanus Stannard 1955MM96 [=A. watsoni mexicanaMP83]
         |    |--A. m. prolixus Mound 1972MP83
         |    |--A. m. stannardi Mound 1972MP83
         |    `--A. m. watsoni Hood 1939MP83
         |--A. brasilianus Hood 1955 [incl. A. coanosetosus Berzosa 1990]MM96
         |--A. nubillicauda Watson 1935MP83
         `--A. pillichellus (Priesner 1925) [=*Bryothrips pillichellus]MP83
              |--A. p. pillichellusMP83
              |--A. p. acaciae Faure 1945MP83
              |--A. p. africanus Faure 1933MP83
              |--A. p. aureus Stannard 1955MP83
              |--A. p. bicolor Ananthakrishnan 1964MP83
              |--A. p. biminianus Stannard 1955 [=A. watsoni biminiana]MP83
              |--A. p. bournieri Mound 1972MP83
              |--A. p. indicus Ananthakrishnan 1958MP83
              `--A. p. montanus Ananthakrishnan 1968MP83

Priesneriella mavromoustaki (Crawford 1948) [=Parallothrips mavromoustaki; incl. Pa. mavromoustaki f. flaviceps Bournier 1962]MP83

*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.

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