Apelaunothrips Karny 1925

Tyagi, Kaomud, Singha, Devkant, Chakraborty, Rajasree, Pakrashi, Avas & Kumar, Vikas, 2020, A new species of Apelaunothrips (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) from India with new synonym of Podothrips sasacola Kurosawa, Zootaxa 4751 (1), pp. 196-200 : 196

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.4751.1.14

publication LSID




persistent identifier


treatment provided by


scientific name

Apelaunothrips Karny 1925


Apelaunothrips Karny 1925 View in CoL

A total of 38 species are listed in this genus (ThripsWiki, 2020), and a key is available to identify 37 of these ( Mound 2013). The genus is distributed across the Old World tropics from Africa to northern Australia and southern Japan, and five species are reported from India ( Tyagi & Kumar 2016). The members of this genus are distinguished from other Phlaeothripinae by the unusually wide maxillary stylets (4–6 microns in width). But the species share with the species of Hoplandrothrips and Adraneothrips the presence of unusually long intermediate setae (iS) on tergite IX between the major setae S1 and S2 ( Dang et al. 2013). Males of Apelaunothrips do not have pore plates on sternite VIII, whereas these are well developed in the males of Adraneothrips and Hoplandrothrips .

GBIF Dataset (for parent article) Darwin Core Archive (for parent article) View in SIBiLS Plain XML RDF