Tylothrips Hood

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 : 220

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

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Tylothrips Hood


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All but one of the 23 species listed in this genus are from the Neotropics ( Mound 1977a), the exception being from India. One specimen of this genus was collected from Eucalyptus bark near Canberra ( Fig. 46 View FIGURES 46 – 49 ), and another specimen near Brisbane. Species of this genus are similar in general appearance to those of Terthrothrips , and similarly are typical leaf-litter thrips.

Diagnosis. Head longer than wide; postocular setae long, capitate; mouth-cone short and rounded, stylets wide apart, retracted half way into head; antennae 8-segmented, III and IV usually each with 4 sensoria; pronotum with 4 long, capitate setae, anteromarginals reduced; notopleural sutures complete; basantra present; meso- and metathorax with pair of long capitate setae ventrolaterally; mesopraesternum transverse; no sternopleural sutures; fore tarsal tooth present in both sexes; fore wings parallel-sided, without duplicated cilia; pelta triangular; tergites II–VII each with 2 pairs of wing retaining setae; tube slightly shorter than head, anal setae much shorter than tube; male sternite VIII without pore plate.

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