This species is discussed under Tenothrips ehrhornii, of which it is possibly a synonym. The arrangement of setae on the seventh abdominal sternite is variable in the available specimens, including paratype females.
This species was described in Ewartithrips, a genus proposed for six species from California. However, separation of this Californian genus from the Mediterranean genus Tenothrips is doubtful (Bhatti, 2003).
Collected from plants in several families, and presumably breeding in flowers.
Known only from California and Mexico.
THRIPIDAE - THRIPINAE
Tenothrips californicus (Nakahara)
Ewartithrips californicus Nakahara, 1996: 236
Bhatti JS (2003) The genera Tenothrips and Ewartithrips (Terebrantia: Thripidae) and pigmented facets of eye in some Terebrantia. Thysanoptera 2003: 1–10.