Anaphothrips Uzel

Mound, Laurence A., 2011, Grass-dependent Thysanoptera of the family Thripidae from Australia, Zootaxa 3064, pp. 1-40 : 12

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.200567

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6190145

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scientific name

Anaphothrips Uzel
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Anaphothrips Uzel

An identification key to the 43 species of this genus known from Australia is given by Mound & Masumoto (2009). Most of these species are specific to a wide range of dicotyledenous plants in at least 20 families, with scarcely 10 Anaphothrips species dependent on grasses. In contrast, the North American species of the genus are apparently restricted to Poaceae ( Nakahara, 1995) . In the more northern parts of Australia, A. obscurus , A. sudanensis and A. swezeyi are introduced from other subtropical areas; by feeding on young leaves, these thrips can induce linear markings on the leaves of introduced grasses and cereal crops. In southern Australia, six endemic grass-living Anaphothrips species have been found. These occur mostly in the eastern parts of the continent, including the mountains of the South East, and always in association with the leaves of native grass species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Thysanoptera

Family

Thripidae