Biology and distribution
Described from New South Wales, Australia. Recorded from Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia.
This thrips produces galls on different species of Acacia trees. Females are commonly physogastric.
Moulton D (1927) New gall-forming Thysanoptera of Australia. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of NSW 52: 153–160.
Crespi BJ, Morris DC & Mound LA (2004) Evolution of ecological and behavioural diversity: Australian Acacia thrips as model organisms. Australian Biological Resources Study & Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia, pp. 1–328.
Holotype ♀: California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.