Stenchaetothrips martini sp.n. is distinguished from related species on morphological and molecular character states. It is the eleventh species in this genus to be recorded from a species of bamboo, but only the fourth of these 11 species to have a prominent spinula on the mesothoracic furca. Described here from New Zealand, this thrips is presumably introduced from Southeast Asia, together with its host plant, Phyllostachys aurea.
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