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Leichhardt’s vanishing thrips: a remarkable new genus and species of Insecta, Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae

Title

Leichhardt’s vanishing thrips: a remarkable new genus and species of Insecta, Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae (550 KB) pdf document icon

Author/s

Tree, D.J. & Mound, L.A.

Citation

Tree, D.J. & Mound, L.A. 2013 10 10: Leichhardt’s vanishing thrips: a remarkable new genus and species of Insecta, Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature 58: 375–379. https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.58.2013.2013-15

Accepted 7 April 2013
Published online 10 October 2013
Peer reviewed:

Yes

DOI

https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.58.2013.2013-15

Keywords Thysanoptera, Tubulifera, Phlaeothripidae, Phlaeothripinae, bark spray

Abstract

Leichhardtithrips evanidus gen. et sp. nov., a wingless, fungus-feeding species of Phlaeothripidae, is described from a single female taken in D’Aguilar National Park, Brisbane. This species has exceptionally reduced sclerotisation rendering systematic comparisons of the new genus difficult. The cylindrical form of the eighth antennal segment is unique in the family, and the compound eyes are not developed on the ventral surface of the head.