Biology and distribution
Described from Mareval Valley, St George, Trinidad.
Common and widespread in Central America. Locally known as a pest on Musa and Theobroma cacao. In South America only present in areas north of the Amazon; recorded from French Guiana and Brazil (Ulitzka unpublished).
Hood JD (1925) New neotropical Thysanoptera collected by C.B. Williams. Psyche 32: 48–69.
Mound LA & Marullo R (1996) The Thrips of Central and South America: An Introduction. Memoirs on Entomology, International 6: 1–488.
Holotype: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.