Biology and distribution
Described from Taiwan. Recorded from China, Guangdong and Guangxi Provinces on Cinnamomum camphora (Mirab-balou et al. 2016: 145).
Distribution: Wide-spread in China, introduced into Malaysia and Sri Lanka (Ulitzka unpublished). Living and breeding on older leaves of different Cinnamomum-species (Lauraceae). Occasionally, this species is a pest on cinnamon trees.
Wang C-L (1994) The Helionothrips species of Taiwan (Thysanoptera, Thripidae, Panchaetothripinae). Zoology (Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology): 389–398.
Mirab-balou M, Wang ZH & Tong XL (2017) Review of the Panchaetothripinae (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) of China, with two new species descriptions. The Canadian Entomologist 149(2): 141–158.
Paratype: Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute.