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The minute, fungus-feeding species of Sophiothrips (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae) from Australia and New Zealand

Mound, Laurence A. and Tree, Desley, J. (2014) The minute, fungus-feeding species of Sophiothrips (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae) from Australia and New Zealand. Zootaxa, 3860 (2). p. 184. ISSN 1175-5326

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3860.2.5

Abstract

Five new species of Sophiothrips are described from mainland Australia, of which one is widespread in the eastern part of the continent, with a second widespread across the northern tropical zone. These species appear to be members of the breviceps species-group from the Old World tropics. One of these five is particularly unusual within the genus in that the maxillary stylets are retracted into the head anterior to the postoccipital ridge. A sixth new species is described from Australia
that is known only from Norfolk Island, but this is closely related to two species that are endemic to New Zealand.
A key is provided to the nine species recognised.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Biosecurity Queensland
Keywords:Sophiothrips, fungus-feeding, short maxillary stylets
Subjects:Animal culture > Insect culture and beneficial insects
Science > Entomology
Deposited On:10 Sep 2014 04:11
Last Modified:10 Sep 2014 04:11

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