Adults and nymphs of Anactinothrips longisetis, from here.

Belongs within: Idolothripinae.

Anactinothrips is a genus of thrips found in the Neotropics. At least one species, A. gustaviae, exhibits social behaviour, with adults leaving immatures out to feed daily from an overnight bivouac (Mound & Marullo 1996).

Characters (from Mound & Marullo 1996): Head with three pairs of long dorsal setae. Metanotum with one pair of very long setae. Metathoracic sternopleural sutures absent. Males with sharp angle on posterior margin of fore femora, making contact with series of ridges on fore coxae. Abdominal tergites each with one pair of wing-retaining setae.

<==Anactinothrips Bagnall 1909MM96 [incl. Lophothrips Karny 1911MP83, Ophidothrips Schmutz 1910MP83]
    |--*A. meinerti Bagnall 1909MM96
    |--A. antennatus (Karny 1911)MM96 [=*Lophothrips antennatusMP83]
    |--A. brachyura Hood 1941MM96
    |--A. cristatus Hood 1936MM96
    |--A. distinguendus Bagnall 1914 [incl. A. vigilans Hood 1938]MM96
    |--A. fuscus Moulton 1933MM96
    |--A. gibbifer Zur Strassen 1980MM96
    |--A. graphidura Hood 1938MM96
    |--A. gustaviae Mound & Palmer 1983MM96
    |--A. handlirschii (Schmutz 1910)MM96 [=*Ophidothrips handlirschiiMP83]
    |--A. longisetis Bagnall 1926MM96
    |--A. marginipennis Hood 1941MM96
    |--A. nigricornis Hood 1936 [incl. A. borgmeieri Hood 1950]MM96
    `--A. silvicola Hood 1952MM96

*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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