Sericothrips Haliday

Mound, Laurence A. & Tree, And Desley J., 2009, Identification and host-plant associations of Australian Sericothripinae (Thysanoptera, Thripidae), Zootaxa 1983, pp. 1-22: 21

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.185353

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scientific name

Sericothrips Haliday
status

 

Sericothrips Haliday  

Sericothrips Haliday, 1836: 444   . Type-species Sericothrips staphylinus   by monotypy.

Sussericothrips Han, 1991: 208   -211. Type-species Sussericothrips melilotus Han.   syn.n.

The nine species in this genus all have the abdominal tergites completely covered with microtrichia medially, a character state that correlates with each of these species being known to produce micropterous adults. The structural similarities between the species seem likely to be related more to this short-winged condition than to any phylogenetic relationship. In two of these species, S. kaszabi Pelikan   and S. melilotus Han   , tergal discal setae pair III are described as arising at the margin (or on an indentation of the margin), rather than on the tergal surface. This character state was used to distinguish the genus Sussericothrips   that is here placed as a synonym.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Thysanoptera

Family

Thripidae

Loc

Sericothrips Haliday

Mound, Laurence A. & Tree, And Desley J. 2009
2009
Loc

Sussericothrips

Han 1991: 208
1991
Loc

Sericothrips

Haliday 1836: 444
1836