Head and pronotum of Zeugmatothrips priesneri, from Mound & Palmer (1983).

Belongs within: Idolothripinae.

Zeugmatothrips is a genus of often bicoloured, particularly sluggish thrips that live on dead leaves (Mound & Marullo 1996).

Characters (from Mound & Palmer 1983): Antennae with stout dorsal setae, short segment III and lanceolate segment VIII; forewing lacking duplicated cilia; foretarsal tooth absent in both sexes; anal tube stout, setose.

<==Zeugmatothrips Priesner 1925MM96
    |--*Z. hispidus Priesner 1925MM96
    |--Z. annulipes Hood 1941MP83
    |--Z. badiicornis Hood 1936MP83
    |--Z. badiipes Hood 1937MP83
    |--Z. bennetti Mound & Palmer 1986MM96
    |--Z. bispinosus Hood 1937MP83
    |--Z. borgmeieri Hood 1949MP83
    |--Z. cinctus Hood 1952MP83
    |--Z. femoralis Hood 1952MP83
    |--Z. gracilis Hood 1952MM96
    |--Z. hoodi Priesner 1927MM96
    |--Z. mumbaca Hood 1952MP83
    |--Z. niger Hood 1952MP83
    |--Z. pallidulus Hood 1958MP83
    |--Z. peltatus Hood 1949MP83
    `--Z. priesneri 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.

[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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