Described from 10 females and one male, this species has not been studied by the present authors.
T. albogilvus is unusual among the North American species of genus Thrips for being pale in color but in having discal setae present on the abdominal sternites. This genus is the second largest genus in the Thysanoptera, and currently includes, worldwide, about 280 species. All members of the genus lack ocellar setae I on the head, and they all have ctenidia on tergite VIII posteromesad to the spiracles. Other characters, such as number of antennal segments, number of setae on the fore wing veins, and number of discal setae on the sternites are variable between species (Palmer, 1992; Nakahara, 1994; Mound & Masumoto, 2005).
Thrips albogilvus Nakahara
Recorded from Wyethia helenoides (Asteraceae).