Megathrips Targioni-Tozzetti, 1881

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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Megathrips Targioni-Tozzetti


Megathrips Targioni-Tozzetti

Of the seven species in this genus, one is described from northern China, one from California, and five from Europe ( ThripsWiki 2019). From Iran, M. flavipes ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 1–12 ) was reported (as M. inermis ) from leaf litter ( Minaei & Alichi 2002). This species was described from Crete ( Reuter 1901). During this study several specimens from both sexes were collected from Quercus leaf litter in Fars province of which one female is macropterous (fore wing length 870 microns) ( Fig. 37 View FIGURES 34–44 ).