Biology and distribution
Described from Louisiana USA (M. fusciceps) and Trinidad (M. cognatus), this species has also been taken in Brazil and it is known from one find in Colombian copal (Ulitzka unpublished).
Associated with fungi on dead branches.
Hood JD & Williams CB (1915) New Thysanoptera from Florida and Louisiana. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 23: 121–138.
Hood JD (1925) New neotropical Thysanoptera collected by C.B. Williams. Psyche 32: 48–69.
Mound LA & O’Neill K (1974) Taxonomy of the Merothripidae, with ecological and phylogenetic considerations (Thysanoptera). Journal of Natural History 8: 481-509.
Holotype ♀: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.