Arorathrips Bhatti

Mound, Laurence A., 2011, Grass-dependent Thysanoptera of the family Thripidae from Australia, Zootaxa 3064, pp. 1-40: 13

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Arorathrips Bhatti


Arorathrips Bhatti  

( Figs 23–24 View FIGURES 23 – 30 )

This New World genus currently includes eight species, but several other species described in Chirothrips   should be transferred here ( Mound & Marullo, 1996). These species are distinguished by the reduction of the metasternal furca, such that the furcal pits are widely separated not close together medially ( Fig. 24 View FIGURES 23 – 30 ). One of these species, A. mexicanus   , is now widespread on grasses throughout the tropics and subtropics, and Mound & Palmer (1972) provided an illustrated account, under the generic name Chirothrips   , of the two Arorathrips   species known from Australia ( A. mexicanus   and A. spiniceps   ). Larvae of species in these genera apparently always develop each within a single grass floret, and the few larvae that have been examined have such small legs that they seem to be effectively immobile.