Neohydatothrips John

Mound, Laurence A. & Tree, And Desley J., 2009, Identification and host-plant associations of Australian Sericothripinae (Thysanoptera, Thripidae), Zootaxa 1983, pp. 1-22: 11

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Neohydatothrips John


Neohydatothrips John  

Neohydatothrips John, 1929: 33   . Type-species Neohydatothrips latereostriatus John.  

Faureana Bhatti, 1973: 411   . Type-species Zonothrips smutsi Faure. Syn.   n.

Neohydatothrips (Onihothrips) Bhatti, 1973: 435   . Type-species Neohydatothrips formosus Faure. Syn.   n. Sariathrips Bhatti, 1990: 247   . Type-species Sericothrips masrensis Priesner. Syn.   n.

Papiliothrips Bhatti, 2006: 359. Type-species Sericothrips gracilicornis Williams. Syn.   n.

This genus now includes almost 100 species, mainly from tropical countries. Separation of Neohydatothrips   from Hydatothrips   continues to be unsatisfactory, as indicated above, but is retained here because of the large number of names involved, including those of pest species, until such time as a comprehensive analysis of the Sericothripinae   is attempted. Wang (2007) listed two further genera as synonyms under Neohydatothrips   . Elbuthrips Bhatti   was erected for a single species with the marginal setae arising submarginally on sternites II –VI as well as on sternite VII. Kazinothrips Bhatti   was erected for two species with 7 -segmented antennae. Moreover, the only species placed in Sensothrips Bhatti   was treated in Neohydatothrips   by Wang (2007). Sensothrips   had been proposed for a species, described originally in Kazinothrips   , in which the sensoria on antennal segments V –VI do not have elongate bases. However, the length of these sensoria is variable among Sericothripinae   , and there is no phylogenetic purpose in separating this one species. To these three generic synonyms are here added a further four. Papiliothrips (mis-spelled initially as “Piliothrips”) was proposed for three species in which the tergites have a continuous microtrichiate craspedum on the posterior margin; this is here considered a synonym, as this tergal characteristic recurs in other apparently unrelated species. Similarly, Onihothrips Bhatti   was erected as a subgenus of Neohydatothrips   on the basis of character states that recur in different combinations amongst other species in this genus. Faureana Bhatti   was erected for one species with a very long mouth cone extending almost to the metasternum, long ocellar setae III, no sculpture on the pale anterior half of the pronotum, and no sculpture on the strongly demarcated brown “blotch”. It has the metasternum with the anterior margin shallowly concave, and the species seems best placed in Neohydatothrips   . Sariathrips Bhatti   was erected for a single species that has the anterior margin of the metasternum transverse, suggesting that the species is better placed within Neohydatothrips   .












Neohydatothrips John

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


Bhatti 1973: 411

Neohydatothrips (Onihothrips)

Bhatti 1990: 247
Bhatti 1973: 435


John 1929: 33