Meiothrips nepalensis Kudo & Ananthakrishnan, 1974

Dang, Li-Hong & Qiao, Ge-Xia, 2012, The genus Meiothrips Priesner (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidae, Idolothripinae) with a key and a new species from China, ZooKeys 177, pp. 59-68 : 63

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Meiothrips nepalensis Kudo & Ananthakrishnan, 1974


Meiothrips nepalensis Kudo & Ananthakrishnan, 1974 Figs 23-25

Meiothrips nepalensis Kudo and Ananthakrishnan 1974: 385; Kudo 1975: 421; Palmer and Mound 1978: 212.

Material examined.

1 female and 2 males: China, Yunnan province, coll. M.Y. Lin by shaking withered tree leaves, 7.x.2010 (slides numbers, JM10058-4, JM10058-8, JM10058-12).


China (Yunnan); Nepal, Thailand.

COI sequences.

It includes 659bp with the GenBank number JQ411298.


This species is known from Nepal ( Kudo and Ananthakrishnan 1974) and Thailand ( Palmer and Mound 1978), and is here recorded from China for the first time. The remarkable structure of this species is that the tube of the male bears two rows of stout tubercles and numerous small and large tubercles. Idolothrips dissimilis from Australia also shows similar structures.