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Australian mycophagous species of the genus Deplorothrips (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae)

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Mound, L. A. and Tree, D. J. (2016) Australian mycophagous species of the genus Deplorothrips (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae). Zootaxa, 4208 (3). pp. 201-220. ISSN 1175-5334

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Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4208.3.1


The genus Deplorothrips Mound & Walker is recorded from Australia for the first time. The genus is found widely across the continent, and descriptions and an illustrated identification key are provided to 14 new species. These have been found living on dead twigs and branches, particularly of Eucalyptus trees. Typical members of this genus have short maxillary stylets that are scarcely retracted into the head capsule, but some of the species have more deeply retracted stylets. Structural polymorphism is recorded in several species, associated both with sex and with body size. Remarkable variation is recorded for some species in the number of sense cones on the antennal segments.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Biosecurity Queensland
Keywords:Thysanoptera, maxillary stylets, sense cones, variation, polymorphism
Subjects:Science > Entomology
Science > Biology > Genetics
Live Archive:23 Jan 2017 04:47
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:50

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