Parthenothrips dracaenae (Heeger)

Lima, Élison Fabrício Bezerra, O’Donnell, Cheryle Ann, Miyasato, Elisa Aiko & Br, Pi., 2020, The Panchaetothripinae (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) of Brazil, with one new Caliothrips species, Zootaxa 4820 (2), pp. 201-230: 218

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Parthenothrips dracaenae (Heeger)


Parthenothrips dracaenae (Heeger)  

( Figs 32 View FIGURES 18–33 , 63 View FIGURES 52–64 , 90 View FIGURES 77–91 )

This species is commonly known as the ‘palm-thrips’and is possibly native to Australia or Africa ( Mound & Tree 2020), but has been introduced worldwide in greenhouses. This is the first record of the species in Brazil, but 10 specimens were examined at the USNM and recorded from Colombia on Fatsia japonica   on 10.iii.1996   .

NEW RECORD. Brazil. Paraná: Curitiba , on leaves of Chaemaedorea elegans   , 12 females, 9.x.2006, (R.C. Monteiro) ( ESALQ)   .


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