This species has not been studied by the present authors.
Based on two females from California, San Bernadino County, also one female with one male from Arizona, all four specimens were collected together with specimens listed by Johansen (1987: 55) as L. oribates. They possibly represent the same species.
Leptothrips brevicapitis Johansen
Collected from Pinus species including Pinus ponderosa.