Compsothrips Hood

Hakimara, Mahsa, Minaei, Kambiz, Sadeghi, Saber & Mound, Laurence, 2019, Fungus-feeding thrips in Iran with a new species of Stictothrips (Thysanoptera Phlaeothripidae), Zootaxa 4652 (3), pp. 557-567 : 564

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4652.3.11

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:6127D0F2-D4B2-4A6B-8E8A-B816B9CEAB0F

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A6878F-8828-4734-FF56-FB151B279ECF

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Compsothrips Hood
status

 

Compsothrips Hood

The 27 species listed in this genus are mainly from tropical countries, but seven described from North America, and a few from North Africa and the Mediterranean region. These species are all wingless ant-mimics, and mostly differ in the color of the basal antennal segments. The type species, C. albosignatus (Reuter) , was described from Algeria, but is widespread in the Mediterranean area ( ThripsWiki 2019). One individual of this species has been recorded from Iran ( Minaei & Alichi 2002).