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Dendrothripoides moundi (Thysanoptera, Thripidae), a new species from Madagascar

Abstract : The genus Dendrothripoides was originally described by Bagnall (1923) from India and is currently represented by five species (ThripsWiki 2020). Dendrothripoides innoxius (Karny) is widely distributed in the Oriental and Pacific regions; D. microchaetus Okajima is from the Philippines and Indonesian archipelago; D. nakaharai Reyes known only from the Philippines, D. poni Kudo from Thailand, and D. venustus Faure from Rhodesia [Zimbabwe] and South Africa (Faure 1941; Kudo 1977; Bournier 2000). Little is known about the biology of these species because collections often have samples with few specimens. D. innoxius is considered a minor pest on Ipomoea crops (Watson & Mound 2020) but adults have been taken on the leaves of plants in numerous families (Asteraceae, Convolvulaceae, Dioscoreaceae, Musaceae, Poaceae). Dendrothripoides was classified within the Panchaetothripinae by Priesner (1957) for having a reticulate body surface. However, Ananthakrishnan (1963) indicated that the similarities are superficial, and that this genus should be classified in the Aptinothripina of the Thripinae because the pronotum lacks long setae. The genus is now not included in the Anaphothrips genus-group (Masumoto & Okajima 2017), but the systematic position is unclear with a recent morphological phylogenetic analysis indicating a position near the Panchaetothripinae that may be due to superficial resemblance (Zhang et al. 2019).
Keywords : Thysanoptera Thripidae
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Arturo Goldarazena, Masami Matsumoto, Tolotra Ranarilalatiana, Niry Dianzinga, Enric Frago, et al.. Dendrothripoides moundi (Thysanoptera, Thripidae), a new species from Madagascar. Zootaxa, Magnolia Press, 2020, 4877 (2), pp.396-400. ⟨10.11646/zootaxa.4877.2.12⟩. ⟨hal-03037718⟩

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