Biology and distribution
Described from Panama (Barro Colorado Island und Bohio), also known from Brazil (Manaus), French Guiana (Les Nouragues) und from subfossil Colombian Copal.
A. gustaviae is feeding on the fungal component of a lichen on Gustavia tree trunks (Lecythidaceae).
Mound LA & Palmer JM (1983) Spore-feeding Thysanoptera of the genus Anactinothrips with a new sub-social species from Panama. Journal of Natural History 17: 789–797.
Holotype ♂: The Natural History Museum, London.