Hoplandrothrips 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: 560

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A6878F-882C-4730-FF56-FDE11BF998C7

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Plazi

scientific name

Hoplandrothrips Hood
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Hoplandrothrips Hood 

This genus includes 117 species worldwide, presumably feeding and breeding on fungi on dead branches ( ThripsWiki 2019). More than 20 are described from North America, and Stannard (1968) provided a key to seven species from Illinois. Mound and Marullo (1996) provided a key to 18 Neotropical species, and Mound and Tree (2013) recorded 16 species from Australia. Two species of this genus are recorded from Iran. H. bidens Bagnall  is common and widespread in the Palearctic region on dead branches ( Priesner 1964), and also reported from New Zealand ( Mound & Walker 1986). In Iran, H. bidens  ( Fig. 3View FIGURES 1–12) was recorded for the first time by Mortazawiha and Dern (1977) on the basis of two females and two males collected under the bark of trees infested by scolytids in central Iran. Subsequently it was reported from Shiraz, Fars province, on the basis of five females and five males on Prunus  branches ( Minaei 2013). Although H. bidens  is usually collected from branches, in the present study one male was collected from leaf litter. The second species of Hoplandrothrips  recorded from Iran, the European H. hungaricus Priesner  , is recorded only on the basis of one female collected on leaves of Malus domestica  from Bojnourd region, Khorasan province ( Alavi & Kamali 2002; 2003).