Idiothrips Faure,

Minaei, Kambiz, 2013, The Phlaeothrips - lineage of fungus feeding thrips (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) in Iran with a new species of Hindsiothrips, Zootaxa 3599 (3), pp. 279-290: 282

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Idiothrips Faure


Idiothrips Faure 

Three species are currently listed in this genus (Mound 2012). Faure (1933) described Idiothrips  for a single species, I. bellus Faure  from South Africa, and subsequently two females of this species were recorded from India (Ananthakrishnan 1964), collected on Citrus  leaves by J. S. Bhatti. A second species in the genus, I. ficus Bhatti  , was described from India by Bhatti (1967) on the following four specimens: one female from prop roots of Ficus  benghalensis (the measurements were based on this single specimen), one female from Lantana  leaves, and one female with one male bearing the same data mentioned above in the report of I. bellus  from India (except the date). The third species, I. maghrebinus  zur Strassen, was described by zur Strassen (1968) from Morocco, based on just one female. In Iran, I. ficus  has been recorded from Kerman Province by Kheyrandish Koshkoei (2000), based on specimens collected on cedar tree.