Print Fact SheetAdraneothrips saturatus

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. 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. 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 saturatus Cott

Original name and synonyms

Adraneothrips saturatus Cott, 1956: 82.


Cott HE (1956) Systematics of the suborder Tubulifera (Thysanoptera) in California. University of California, Berkeley, Publications in Entomology 13: 1–216.

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.