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Thrips of California 2012

Adraneothrips saturatus

Recognition data

Distinguishing features

This species has not been studied by the present authors.

Related and similar species

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.

Taxonomic data

Current valid name

Adraneothrips saturatus Cott

Original name and synonyms

  • Adraneothrips saturatus Cott, 1956: 82

Family placement

Phlaeothripidae, Phlaeothripinae

Biological data

Life history

Breeding in leaf litter

Host plants

Feeding on fungal hyphae in leaf litter

Tospoviruses vectored


Crop damage


Distribution data

Area of origin

Western USA