Print Fact SheetMycterothrips aureus

Distinguishing features

This species has not been studied by the present authors. Masumoto & Okajima (2006) indicate that the only difference from the common species, M. albus, is the slightly darker body color.

Related species

M. aureus is known only from two females, collected in California. The genus Mycterothrips includes 29 species from many different parts of the world, including both tropical and temperate countries (Masumoto & Okajima, 2006), but with none from Central or South America. Three species are recorded from North America.

Biological data

 Nothing known of the biology.

Distribution data

Known only from California.

Family name


Species name

Mycterothrips aureus (Moulton)

Original name and synonyms

Taeniothrips aureus Moulton, 1946: 59


Masumoto M & Okajima S (2006) A revision of and key to the world species of Mycterothrips Trybom (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) Zootaxa 1261: 1–90.