Head of Ophthalmothrips pomeroyi, from Mound & Palmer (1983).

Belongs within: Idolothripinae.

Ophthalmothrips is a genus of small thrips found in the Old World, living at the base of grass tussocks (Mound & Palmer 1983).

Characters (from Mound & Palmer 1983): Small, with rather slender bodies. Eyes prolonged posteriorly on ventral surface of head. Abdominal tergites each with only one pair of wing-retaining setae.

<==Ophthalmothrips Hood 1919 [incl. Derothrips Jacot-Guillarmod 1940, Fulgorothrips Faure 1933, Pyrgothrips Karny 1924]MP83
    |--*O. pomeroyi Hood 1919MP83
    |--O. amyae (Jacot-Guillarmod 1940) [=*Derothrips amyae]MP83
    |--O. breviceps (Bagnall 1914) [=Phoxothrips breviceps]MP83
    |--O. conocephalus (Karny 1924) [=*Pyrgothrips conocephalus]MP83
    |--O. faurei (Ananthakrishnan 1964) [=Fulgorothrips faurei]MP83
    |--O. formosanus (Karny 1913) [=Idolothrips formosanus]MP83
    |--O. lesnei (Priesner 1952) [=Fulgorothrips lesnei]MP83
    |--O. longiceps (Haga 1975) [=Pyrgothrips longiceps]MP83
    |--O. miscanthicola (Haga 1975) [=Pyrgothrips miscanthicola]MP83
    `--O. priesneri (Faure 1933) [=*Fulgorothrips priesneri]MP83

*Type species of generic name indicated


[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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