Biology and distribution
Described from Canada (T. orionis), Colorado USA (T. pingreei) and California USA (T. tahoei).
Distribution: Western North America (California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, British Colombia).
Associated with damage to crops of potatoes, but also reported from cabbage and lettuce.
Treherne RC (1924) Thysanoptera known to occur in Canada. Canadian Entomologist 56: 82–88.
Moulton D (1927) Thysanoptera – New species and notes. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 22: 181–202.
Hoddle HS, Mound LA & Paris D (2012) Thrips of California 2012. LINK
Holotype ♂: (T. pingreei, T. tahoei), California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.
Paratype: (T. orionis), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.