Exothrips Priesner

Mound, Laurence A., 2011, Grass-dependent Thysanoptera of the family Thripidae from Australia, Zootaxa 3064, pp. 1-40: 18

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

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Exothrips Priesner


Exothrips Priesner  

Nineteen species are listed in this genus, of which 12 are from India   , five from Africa, one from the Philippines, and one from Europe. No revision or identification system to these has been published, apart from Bhatti (1975) who provided a key to 10 species from India   together with an extensive diagnosis of the genus. Rhamphothrips   and Parexothrips   are considered to be related ( Bhatti, 1978), because the females in all three genera share a remarkable condition of having the median two pairs of setae on sternite VII arising close to each other. Mound & Tree (2011) suggested that Exothrips   possibly represents a grass-feeding lineage of species derived from Rhamphothrips   , in which the head is larger relative to the pronotum, the pronotum is not elongate, and the prosternal ferna do not curve forward medially.