Biology and distribution
Described from Dallas, Texas, USA from cotton and food plants.
Distribution: Eastern North America including Georgia, Florida, Mexico and Californien; recorded from Hawaii and Palmyra-Atoll.
Cercis canadensis (Caesalpiniaceae) was mentioned as a possible host plant. This species, however, is found on the leaves of many different plants.
Morgan AC (1913) New genera and species of Thysanoptera with notes on distribution and food plants. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 46: 1–55.
Hoddle HS, Mound LA & Paris D (2012) Thrips of California 2012. LINK
Syntype ♀: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.