Caliothrips Daniel,

Mound, Laurence A., 2011, Grass-dependent Thysanoptera of the family Thripidae from Australia, Zootaxa 3064, pp. 1-40: 17

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Caliothrips Daniel


Caliothrips Daniel 

This is one of only three genera of the subfamily Panchaetothripinae  that involves species dependent on Poaceae  . Currently this genus includes 22 species, and these are distributed widely around the tropics. All of them apparently breed only on leaves, with five species known to be specific to Poaceae  but the others often associated with Fabaceae  or more broadly polyphagous ( Mound, Zhang & Bei, 2011). An identification and information system is web-available ( Mound, Paris et al., 2011) to the species taken in Australia ( C. graminicola  and C. striatopterus  ).