Organothrips Hood

Mound, Laurence A., 2011, Grass-dependent Thysanoptera of the family Thripidae from Australia, Zootaxa 3064, pp. 1-40 : 30

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.200567

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6190238

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scientific name

Organothrips Hood
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Organothrips Hood

Three species are recognised in this genus. O. wrighti is known only from a few specimens from grasses in northern Australia, but O. bianchii was described from Hawaii, and O. indicus is known from India and Australia (Mound, 2000). The latter two species have been found living below the surface of water in the mucous layer of plants including Typha , Colocasia and Eichornia . These thrips share with several other grass-living thrips in Australia the character state of the prosternum bearing a pair of setae. However, the form of the head strongly prolonged in front of the eyes, and the curious seta at the inner apex of the fore tibiae, are distinctive.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Thysanoptera

Family

Thripidae