Biology and distribution
Described from England on Armeria maritima.
Distribution: Widespread around the coasts of north western Europe, and also recorded from Eastern Europe. Breeding in the flowers and under the leaf rosettes of Armeria maritima and Statice limonium (Plumbaginaceae).
Haliday AH (1836) An epitome of the British genera in the Order Thysanoptera with indications of a few of the species. Entomological Magazine 3: 439–451.
Morison GD (1947-1949) Thysanoptera of the London area. London Naturalist, Supplement 26: 1–36; 27: 37–75; 28: 76–131.
Stanisławek K. & Kucharczyk H. (2012) Comparative morphology of the second larval instar of Haplothrips setiger, H. jasionis and H. statices (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidae). Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica 47: 141–149.