Anisopilothrips Stannard & Mitri, 1962

Lima, Élison Fabrício Bezerra, O’Donnell, Cheryle Ann, Miyasato, Elisa Aiko & Br, Pi., 2020, The Panchaetothripinae (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) of Brazil, with one new Caliothrips species, Zootaxa 4820 (2), pp. 201-230 : 208

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Anisopilothrips Stannard & Mitri


Anisopilothrips Stannard & Mitri

( Figs 2 View FIGURES 2–17 , 66 View FIGURES 65–76 )

Only one species, A. venustulus (Priesner) , is placed in this genus, and this together with the single species in Elixothrips is usually placed in the Tryphactothripini ( Wilson 1975; Zhang et al. 2019a). The two species have simple sense cones, head constricted posteriorly, pronotum protruding laterally, mesonotum divided longitudinally, abdominal tergite II with lateral microtricha and abdominal tergite X completely divided longitudinally. In addition, the suture between segments VI and VII is thin, sometimes giving impression of a 7-segmented condition. The longitudinally divided mesonotum is otherwise shared only with Hoodothrips brevipilus among Panchaetothripinae . Adults of A. venustulus have the head and thorax brown, but the abdomen sometimes yellow with tergite VIII brown and IX–X bicolored yellow and brown. The fore wing has three brown bands basally, medially and subapically ( Fig. 2 View FIGURES 2–17 ). Not yet recorded in Brazil, this species is likely to be present in northern states, as it is reported in Surinam. It is widespread in the Caribbean islands and in other tropical and subtropical areas, including Australia, Azores, China, Fiji, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, USA (Florida and Hawaii) and New Zealand (Mirab-balou et al. 2011, Mound & Tree 2020). Collected from several unrelated plants, no true host association has been established.