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Published: 2019-08-09

Fungus-feeding thrips in Iran with a new species of Stictothrips (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae)

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.
Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Iran.
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.
CSIRO Australian National Insect Collection, PO Box 1700, ACT 2601, Australia.
Thysanoptera key leaf litter new species

Abstract

An illustrated key is provided to distinguish 13 genera of fungus-feeding thrips recorded from Iran in both subfamilies of Phlaeothripidae (Idolothripinae, Phlaeothripinae). Information is provided concerning 16 species recorded from this country. A curious new species of Stictothrips is described from both sexes collected from dead leaves in Fars province, southern Iran.

 

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