Phlaeothrips Haliday

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

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Phlaeothrips Haliday


Phlaeothrips Haliday

This genus includes 24 species, of which one is a fossil, and two or more Asian species are known only from descriptions ( ThripsWiki 2019). The species listed in this genus were described from many parts of the world, but their systematic relationships have never been examined, and there is no satisfactory generic diagnosis. In particular, Phlaeothrips is not clearly distinguished from the much larger genus Hoplandrothrips . Phlaeothrips coriaceus Haliday , the type species of the genus, is widespread across Europe, reported from California ( Hoddle et al. 2019) and recorded from north of Iran based on two females beaten from shrubs (zur Strassen 2003).