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Published: 2023-11-21
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Morphological identification of Glyptothrips species (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae)

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; Porto Alegre; RS; Brazil
Universidade Federal de Rio Grande; Rio Grande; RS; Brazil
Universidade Federal do Piauí; Campus Amílcar Ferreira Sobral; Coleção de História Natural da UFPI; Floriano; PI; Brazil
Universidade Federal de Rio Grande; Rio Grande; RS; Brazil
Thysanoptera Identification key Glyptothripini leaf litter fungivorous South America


Glyptothrips is a New World genus with 14 species of fungivorous Phlaeothripidae found in leaf litter. Identification of species in this genus is difficult due to limited collections of specimens, outdated descriptions, and a lack of keys and images. Here we start addressing these limitations by providing illustrations for each of these species, together with a table of diagnostic characters, and a key to nine species recorded in South America.



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