Aleurodothrips Franklin

Minaei, Kambiz, 2013, The Phlaeothrips - lineage of fungus feeding thrips (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) in Iran with a new species of Hindsiothrips, Zootaxa 3599 (3), pp. 279-290 : 281

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Aleurodothrips Franklin


Aleurodothrips Franklin

Only one species is known in the genus, A. fasciapennis (Franklin) . This is an obligate predator of scale insects ( Palmer & Mound 1990), and is recorded from many plants throughout the tropics and subtropics ( Okajima 2006). The species is reported from Iran on the basis of one male collected on grape ( Mirab-balou & Chen 2012).

Material studied. Australia, 2 females, N Territory, Darwin, Holmes Jungle, 25.ix. 2009 (LAM 5270) (in PPDSU).