Biology and distribution
Described from Italy (C. buffai) and Algeria (M. lesnei).
Distribution: Not well known; Reported from France, Italy and Algeria, also known from the Portuguese mainland (Ulitzka unpublished). Members of Bactrothrips are fungus feeders on spores.
Karny H (1921) Zur Systematik der Orthopteroiden Insekten, Thysanoptera. Treubia 1: 211–269.
Bagnall RS (1933) Contributions towards a knowledge of the European Thysanoptera IV. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (10)11: 647–661.
Mound LA & Palmer JM (1983) The generic and tribal classification of spore-feeding Thysanoptera (Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Entomology 46: 1-174.
Holotype ♂ (M. lesnei): Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
Types of C. buffai not designated.