Bamboosiella brevis Okajima, 1995

Zhao, Chao, Wang, Zhaohong & Tong, Xiaoli, 2018, Three new species and three new records of the genus Bamboosiella from China (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae), Zootaxa 4514 (2), pp. 167-180: 168-169

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Bamboosiella brevis Okajima, 1995


Bamboosiella brevis Okajima, 1995 

( Figs 1, 2View FIGURES 1–2, 37, 38View FIGURES 37–44)

Bamboosiella brevis Okajima, 1995a: 307  .

Described originally from Thailand ( Okajima 1995a), this species is recorded here for the first time from China. According to the collection information below, this species is widely distributed from southwestern to southern China. The feeding habit of this species is unsure. Presumably it is predacious because it could be found from different parts of bamboo, such as the dry sheaths, tender or older leaves and even the leaf litter. This species is somewhat similar to B. exastis  , but can be distinguished from the latter by the key above.

Material examined. CHINA, Yunnan:GoogleMaps  Pu’er City, Lancang County, Fazhanhe Town   GoogleMaps (22°19'N, 100°11'E, alt. 1500m), 1 female, dry sheaths of bamboo, 29.x.2016 (Chao Zhao); Pu’er City   GoogleMaps, Lancang County   GoogleMaps, Donghui Town   GoogleMaps (22°23'N, 99°40'E, alt. 1510m), 1 male, on living leaves of Lophatherum gracile  , 30.x.2016 (Chao Zhao). Guangdong: Zhaoqing City, Guangning County, Bamboo Park (23°34'N, 112°24'E), 1 female and 1 male, in leaf litter of bamboo, 20.xi.2010 (Tao Song); Shaoguan City , Wengyuan County , Xinjiang Town , Liangqiao (24°30'21''N, 113°44'43'E), 1 female and 3 males, on tender leaves of Phyllostachys  sp., 29.x.2011 (Tao Song); Conghua City , Liangkou Town , Lingtouqiao (23°41'N, 113°44'E), 1 female and 1 male, on tender leaves of Phyllostachys  sp., 30.x.2011 (Tao Song); Yingde City , Shimentai Nature Reserve (24°24'N, 113°18'E), 1 female and 1 male, on living leaves of Phyllostachys  sp., 5.xi.2011 (Shulan Yang); Conghua City , Liuxihe National Forest Park (23°43'N, 113°48'E), 3 females and 1 male, on living leaves of bamboo, 16.v.2012 (Shulan Yang); Guangzhou , South China Botanical Garden (23°11'01"N, 113°22'04"E), 3 females and 2 males, in bamboo leaflitter, 9.viii.2014 (Chao Zhao); Guangzhou , The Arboretum of South China Agricultural University (23°09'22''N, 113°21'15''E), 1 female and 2 males, from dry sheaths of bamboo, 10.x.2014 (Chao Zhao); Maoming City , Maoming Forest Park (21°37'44"N, 110°49'13"E, alt. 30m), 1 female, from sheaths of bamboo, 1.xii.2017 (Zhaohong Wang)GoogleMaps  . Hainan: Danzhou City, Danzhou Tropical Botanical Garden (19°30'48''N, 109°30'12''E), 2 females, from dry sheaths of bamboo, 22.x.2017 (Chao Zhao)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution. China (Yunnan, Guangdong, Hainan), Thailand.














Bamboosiella brevis Okajima, 1995

Zhao, Chao, Wang, Zhaohong & Tong, Xiaoli 2018

Bamboosiella brevis

Okajima, S. 1995: 307