Liothrips konoi, Mound, Laurence, Goldarazena, Arturo, Lopez-Guillen, Guillermo & Hance, Thierry, 2016

Mound, Laurence, Goldarazena, Arturo, Lopez-Guillen, Guillermo & Hance, Thierry, 2016, Replacement names for two homonyms of Liothrips brevitubus Karny: one from California, the other for a species damaging Jatropha crops in Mexico, Zootaxa 4208 (6), pp. 594-599: 597-598

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.215123

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:65C3E675-5960-4A87-BB8F-94E1B5623EEA

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039787D2-8C57-FB04-33A8-9F3DBE4DFF01

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scientific name

Liothrips konoi
status

nom.nov.

Liothrips konoi   nom.nov.

Liothrips brevitubus Kono, 1964: 4   . Homonym of Liothrips brevitubus Karny, 1912: 156   .

This species remains known only from the original three micropterous females listed below. The species was described

as “apterous”, although the fore wing lobe is clearly visible, 180 microns long, deeply shaded and bearing three stout

black sub-basal setae. These setae are similar to the postocular and pronotal having the apices paler and smoothly spoon-

shaped rather than capitate. In the original description the species was compared to lepidus Cott, but that species is

known only from macropterae, as are most of the 11 species of Liothrips   recorded from California ( Hoddle et al. 2012).

There is a possibility that the brevitubus   specimens might eventually be recognised as micropterae of one of the other

species based on macropterae, but a new name is proposed here to avoid confusion with the species from Indonesia. Specimens studied: California, Calexico, holotype and two paratype female micropterae of brevitubus Kono   , from  

willow, 12.iii.1945, in California Department of Food and Agriculture collection, Sacramento.

TABLE I. Liothrips   species from Mexico  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Thysanoptera

Family

Phlaeothripidae

Genus

Liothrips

Loc

Liothrips konoi

Mound, Laurence, Goldarazena, Arturo, Lopez-Guillen, Guillermo & Hance, Thierry 2016
2016
Loc

Liothrips brevitubus

Kono 1964: 4
Karny 1912: 156
1964