Allothrips Hood, 1908

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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Allothrips Hood


Allothrips Hood

This genus currently includes 24, usually wingless, species living in leaf litter worldwide. Although Mound (1972) treated most of these as sub-species within two nominal species, the European A. pillichellus Priesner (with the basal half of the tube yellow) and the North American A. megacephalus Hood (with the tube brown to reddish brown), these subspecies are now usually treated as full species ( ThripsWiki 2019). Only A. bournieri Mound ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 1–12 ) is reported from Iran, based on both sexes collected from leaf litter in Fars province ( Minaei 2011). This species is otherwise known only from southern France and Spain.