Stictothrips Hood, 1924

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 : 563

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Stictothrips Hood


Genus Stictothrips Hood

Currently this genus comprises five fungus-feeding species ( ThripsWiki 2019) that have been described from several different parts of the world. The type species, S. maculatus Hood , is known from various parts of North America, with both sexes fully winged ( Hoddle et al. 2019). S. faurei was described from South Africa and subsequently recorded (as S. fimbriata ) from India ( Bhatti et al. 2009); moreover Cheraghian (1996) recorded this species in low density from Ficus bengalensis in Khuzestan province, south of Iran. S. leopardinus was described from northern Egypt ( Priesner 1965); and S. aoristus and S. namadji were described from Australia ( Mound & Tree 2015). To these five species, the following new species is described here from Iran.