Leptothrips cassiae (Watson),

Mound, Laurence & O’Donnell, Cheryle, 2017, Predation, phytophagy and character state confusion among North American species of the genus Leptothrips (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripinae), Zootaxa 4294 (3), pp. 301-315: 306

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4294.3.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:00F6974B-2074-4BA4-99A6-B80937D16865

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/2620F071-FFA6-AC19-FF0A-F9DFFCCA45A7

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scientific name

Leptothrips cassiae (Watson)
status

 

Leptothrips cassiae (Watson) 

Haplothrips cassiae Watson, 1920: 23 

Known only from Florida, this is one of the species that lacks transverse striae medially on the pronotum. Johansen (1987) placed cassiae  in his “ Group Obesus ” and thus distinguished it from mali  on the basis of the claimed differences in the shape of the tube discussed and illustrated above. Almost no structural difference has been detected between specimens identified as cassiae  from Southeastern USA, and specimens identified as oribates  from Southwestern USA. These two species have the mesonotal transverse striae ( Fig. 1View FIGURES 1 – 6) more widely spaced than in mali  . However, a single female (in ERMR) from Venezuela has been studied that has the mesonotum closely striate but otherwise shares the character states of cassiae  . 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Thysanoptera

Family

Phlaeothripidae

Genus

Leptothrips

Loc

Leptothrips cassiae (Watson)

Mound, Laurence & O’Donnell, Cheryle 2017
2017
Loc

Haplothrips cassiae

Watson 1920: 23
1920