Biology and distribution
Described from Crystal Creek, New South Wales, Australia from Lophostemon nuts.
Bactrothrips species are mainly found on dead leaves and feed on fungal spores.
Mound LA & Tree DJ (2011) Australian spore-feeding Thysanoptera of the genus Bactrothrips (Phlaeothripidae-Idolothripinae). Zootaxa 3087: 56–65.
Holotype ♂: Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra.