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Published: 2018-11-30

Asia-Australia distribution patterns among species of Mystrothrips (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae), with two new species

Australian National Insect Collection CSIRO, PO Box 1700, Canberra, ACT 2601.
Queensland Primary Industries Insect Collection (QDPC), Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland, Ecosciences Precinct, GPO Box 267, Brisbane, Qld, 4001.
Thysanoptera new synonym new species Asian distribution patterns


The genus Mystrothrips now comprises 10 species, of which one is from Brazil but the others from Asia and Australia, including M. brachystylis sp.n. and M. nomadus sp.n. from eastern Australia. Variation among specimens of M. dammermanni from sites in Southeast Asia and Queensland is discussed. Mystrothrips reteanum described from Korea and known from southern China, is here recorded from Fiji and eastern Australia, and moreover is newly recognized as a senior synonym of M. flavidus from Japan.



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