Zemiathrips Mound

Mound, Laurence A., Dang, Li-Hong & Tree, Desley J., 2013, Genera of fungivorous Phlaeothripinae (Thysanoptera) from dead branches and leaf-litter in Australia, Zootaxa 3681 (3), pp. 201-224 : 222

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https://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.3681.3.1

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Zemiathrips Mound


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This genus is known only from Australia, where it is widespread in Eucalyptus leaf-litter ( Fig. 47 View FIGURES 46 – 49 ). The five known species, Z. anatolis , Z. biseta , Z. greensladeae , Z. triseta and Z. uptoni , have been found widely across eastern Australia, from Tasmania to Queensland.

Diagnosis. Head about as long as wide, usually reticulate, cheeks swollen and incut behind eyes; postocular setae long, capitate; mouth-cone short, stylets wide apart; antennae 8-segmented, I–III usually with dorsal setae capitate, VIII constricted basally, III and IV each with 2 sensoria; pronotum with 4 pairs of long, capitate setae, anteroangulars reduced; notopleural sutures complete or incomplete; basantra present; mesopraesternum transverse; no sternopleural sutures; fore tarsi usually without tooth; fore wings, if present, without duplicated cilia; pelta rectangular or anterior margin rounded; tergites II–VII usually each with 2 pairs of wing retaining setae in macroptera, with one pair in aptera; tube shorter than head, anal setae much shorter than tube; male sternite VIII without pore plate.

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