This species has not been studied by the present authors. According to Nakahara (1995: 236) it is distinguished from the other five species he placed in Ewartithrips by the long mouth cone that extends onto the mesosternum.
Although transferred to the genus Ewartithrips by Nakahara (1996), separation of that Californian genus from the Mediterranean genus Tenothrips is doubtful (Bhatti, 2003).
Presumably flower-living, and possibly in Lupinus spp. [Fabaceae].
Known only from California.
THRIPIDAE - THRIPINAE
Tenothrips longirostrum (Jones)
Euthrips longirostrum Jones, 1912: 10
Bhatti JS (2003) The genera Tenothrips and Ewartithrips (Terebrantia: Thripidae) and pigmented facets of eye in some Terebrantia. Thysanoptera 2003: 1–10.
Nakahara S (1996) Ewartithrips new genus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and four new species from California. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 103: 229–250.