Print Fact SheetAdraneothrips faustus

Distinguishing features

This species has not been studied by the present authors.

Related species

The genus Adraneothrips currently includes 76 species, all but three of which are from the Americas, mainly from tropical areas with four species listed from California. A. faustus  was described on one short-winged male, and studies on this and related species must await more extensive field sampling to gain some understanding of variation within and between species. Introductions to the diversity within this genus are provided by Dang et al. (2013) and Mound & Marullo (1996).

Biological data

Feeding on fungal hyphae and breeding in leaf litter

Distribution data

Known only from California

Family name


Species name

Adraneothrips faustus Stannard

Original name and synonyms

Adraneothrips faustus Stannard, 1956: 21


Dang L-H, Mound LA & Qiao G-X (2013) Leaf-litter thrips of the genus Adraneothrips from Asia and Australia (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae). Zootaxa 3716 (1): 001–021.

Mound LA & Marullo R (1996) The Thrips of Central and South America: An Introduction. Memoirs on Entomology, International 6: 1–488.

Stannard LJ (1956) Five new thrips from the Southwest (Thysanoptera: Tubulifera). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 69: 21–28.