This species has not been studied by the present authors. It was recorded from California by Bailey (1957: 183) on the basis of eight specimens taken on willow at Davis. It is presumably similar in structure to L. piercei, but has the antennal sensoria forked not simple.
Five species are recognized in the genus Leucothrips, three of which are known only from the Neotropics (Mound, 1999). As with other species of the Dendrothripinae, the metathoracic furca is enlarged and lyre-shaped, extending to the mesothorax.
Leucothrips furcatus Hood
Recorded from Salix (Salicaceae).
Guatemala, California, Florida, Georgia