This species has not been studied by the present authors.
The genus Adraneothrips currently includes 59 species, all but three of which are from the Americas, mainly from tropical areas. Four species are listed from California, of which A. saturatus was described from about 20 wingless individuals. Studies on this genus must await more extensive field sampling to gain some understanding of variation within and between species.
Adraneothrips saturatus Cott
Breeding in leaf litter
Feeding on fungal hyphae in leaf litter