Biology and distribution
Described from Tamaris, France from Erica arborea.
Distribution: Sophiothrips terminalis is known from France, Italy and Spain. Furthermore, it has been recorded in Germany and Georgia (Ulitzka unpublished).
Sophiothrips terminalis is a fungus feeder on dead branches; it has frequently been reported from oaks.
Bagnall RS (1927) Contributions towards a knowledge of the European Thysanoptera II. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9) 19: 564–575.
Priesner H (1938) Thysanopterologica VII. Konowia 17: 266–269.
Mound LA (1977) Leaf-litter Thysanoptera of the sub-tribe Williamsiellina (Phlaeothripidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 36: 171–192.
Holotype ♂: The Natural History Museum, London.