Merothrips, Hood, 1912

Ng, Y. F. & Mound, L. A., 2018, Merothripidae from Malaysia: Merothrips with one new species and two new species records, Zootaxa 4407 (3), pp. 447-450: 447

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4407.3.12

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Merothrips
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Key to Merothrips  species from Malaysia

1. Antennal segments III and IV with sensorium discoidal at external apex ( Fig. 10View FIGURES7–13); antennal segment III 2.5 times as long as wide; pronotum with two pairs of prominent postero-angular setae of which the outer is much shorter than the inner ................. yii  sp.n.

-. Antennal segments III and IV with sensorium transverse around apex ( Fig. 3View FIGURES 1–6); antennal segment III less than 2.0 times as long as wide; pronotum with only one pair of prominent postero-angular setae ......................................................................................... 2

2. Pronotum medially with prominent longitudinal sculpture lines that converge medially forming an hour-glass shape ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 1–6) ...... ................................................................................................................................................................................................ morgani 

-. Pronotum with no sculpture lines medially, with a few transverse lines near posterior margin ........................................ floridensis