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

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Compsothrips Hood


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).