This species has not been studied by the present authors.
Breeding on the young pads of prickly pear, Opuntia spp. [Cactaceae] (Bailey, 1957: 196).
Known only from California and Arizona.
THRIPIDAE - SERICOTHRIPINAE
Neohydatothrips opuntiae (Hood)
Sericothrips opuntiae Hood, 1936: 88
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