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Review of fungus-feeding urothripine species from China, with descriptions of two new species (Thysanoptera:Phlaeothripidae)



Twelve species of urothripine Phlaeothripidae are recorded from China, including two new species that are described and illustrated here, Stephanothrips austrinus sp. n. and Urothrips calvus sp. n. A new key is provided to the urothripine species known from China together with new collection data.



Thysanoptera, leaf-litter thrips, Phlaeothripinae, Stephanothrips, Urothrips, new species

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