Organothrips Hood

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

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Organothrips Hood


Organothrips Hood  

Three species are recognised in this genus. O. wrighti   is known only from a few specimens from grasses in northern Australia, but O. bianchii   was described from Hawaii, and O. indicus   is known from India   and Australia (Mound, 2000). The latter two species have been found living below the surface of water in the mucous layer of plants including Typha   , Colocasia   and Eichornia   . These thrips share with several other grass-living thrips in Australia the character state of the prosternum bearing a pair of setae. However, the form of the head strongly prolonged in front of the eyes, and the curious seta at the inner apex of the fore tibiae, are distinctive.