The Megalurothrips genus-group in Iran (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)

Abstract :

The genus Megalurothrips Bagnall of Megalurothrips genus-group (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) is recorded in Iran for the fist time. This is the third member of this group recorded from Iran after Odontothrips and Pezothrips, two genera previously reported in Iran. Odontothrips loti (Haliday) is newly recorded for fauna of Iran. A key is provided to distinguish these three genera, with comments on each genus and its species. The list of their host plants and map of distribution in Iran is given, respectively


Keyword :

Thripidae, Megalurothrips genus-group, Megalurothrips, Odontothrips, Pezothrips, key, new record, host plants, Iran


Author(s) : Mirab-balou, M., Chen, X.-X.
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Published Issue : 2011 Vol. 6 Number 2


2011 Vol. 6 Number 2