Ozanaphothrips Mound & Masumoto,

Mound, Laurence A., 2011, Grass-dependent Thysanoptera of the family Thripidae from Australia, Zootaxa 3064, pp. 1-40: 30

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

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Ozanaphothrips Mound & Masumoto


Ozanaphothrips Mound & Masumoto 

This genus is known only from Australia. There are six described species, of which most are dark brown but with one brightly bicoloured, and five of them are known only from the northern parts of the continent. The sixth, O. fenarius  , was described from many specimens taken in the southern half of Western Australia, but in December 2010 was found breeding on the leaves of an unidentified native grass in forest on the east coast, near Narooma south of Sydney. Like Anaphothrips  species, these thrips all lack long setae on the pronotum, but in contrast to the members of that genus they have sternal discal setae. Two species have craspeda on the sternites, but these structures are not present in the other four species. The host plants are various native Poaceae  , although one species is known only from a species of Cyperaceae  .