Female fully winged. Body, legs and antennae brown, except fore tarsi, fore tibiae and antennal segment III and sometimes IV yellow; fore wings shaded distally but pale near base. Antennae 9-segmented, segment IX longer than VIII; segment III apparently without sensoria, IV with 1 small oval sensorium. Head relatively long with 2 pairs of long postocular setae. Pronotum with many prominent setae, about 5 pairs on anterior margin and 5 pairs on posterior margin. Mesonotum with many microtrichia. Metanotum with only one pair of setae, sculpture arcuate around anterior margin and with many microtrichia. Fore femur with 1–4 small moderately stout setae on inner margin. Fore tarsal hamus recurved. Fore wing broad with apex rounded. Abdominal tergites with transverse lines of sculpture. Sternites IV–VI with 3 pairs of marginal setae and 5–6 discal setae medially but not laterally, completely covered with microtrichia; sternite VII with discal setae laterally and 2 pairs of supernumerary setae sub-medially.
Currently there are six species described in the genus Dactuliothrips; four are from California and two from Argentina.
Dactuliothrips xerophilus Bailey
Presumably breeding in flowers.
Yucca brevifolia (Agavaceae).