Psilothrips Hood

Rasool, Iftekhar, Abdel-Dayem, Mahmoud S., Alattal, Yehya Zaki & Aldhafer, Hathal M., 2021, The Anaphothrips genus-group of Thripidae (Thysanoptera) from Saudi Arabia with two new species of Eremiothrips, Journal of Natural History 55 (25 - 26), pp. 1599-1617: 1614

publication ID 10.1080/00222933.2021.1939187

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Psilothrips Hood


Psilothrips Hood  

The genus Psilothrips   currently comprises five species, with two in western USA and three in the Mediterranean area ( Minaei and Mound 2015). The genus is a member of the Anaphothrips   genus group ( Masumoto and Okajima 2017) and is distinguished by: median pair of setae on tergites III–VII very long, normally longer than tergite, arising on the antecostal ridges; tergite VIII lacking a posteromarginal comb of microtrichia; fore wing without cilia on the anterior margin; sternites with discal setae. Species of this genus appear to be phytophagous and are associated with various plant families including Fabaceae ( Alavi and Mohiseni 2002)   and Solanaceae ( Li et al. 2012)   , as well as Amaranthaceae   , Asclepiadaceae   , Chenopodiaceae   and Zygophyllaceae ( Minaei and Mound 2015)   .