Biology and distribution
Described from Evasdale, near Sangre Grande, Trinidad from avocado and cocoa leaves. Recorded from St Vincent and Panama on Cochlospermum vitifolium, and from French Guiana (Les Nouragues) on Bagassa guianensis (Ulitzka unpublished).
Hood JD (1925) New neotropical Thysanoptera collected by C.B. Williams. Psyche 32: 48–69.
Mound LA & Marullo R (1996) The Thrips of Central and South America: An Introduction. Memoirs on Entomology, International 6: 1–488.
Holotype ♀: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.