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Actinothrips

Head and pronotum of Actinothrips fraterculus, from CSIRO.


Belongs within: Idolothripini.

Actinothrips is a genus of Neotropical thrips fungus-feeding commonly found on dead leaves.

Characters (from Mound & Marullo 1996): Head with one pair of long, dark dorsal setae; preocellar setae short; pronotal anteromarginal and posteromarginal setae usually small; prosternal basantra absent; anapleural sutures short and incomplete; metathoracic sternopleural sutures absent; male with or without a fore tarsal tooth; abdominal segment I with lateral setae arising on lateral sclerites not associated with pelta; abdominal segment X (tube) long with numerous long lateral setae.

<==Actinothrips Bagnall 1909 [incl. Dasythrips Hood 1937] MM96
    |--*A. longicornis Bagnall 1909 MM96
    |--A. apithanus Mound 1991 MM96
    |--A. bondari Hood 1928 MM96
    |--A. chiapensis (Johansen & Garcia 1976) [=Dasythrips chiapensis] MM96
    |--A. femoralis Hood 1950 MM96
    |--A. fraterculus (Hood 1941) [=Dasythrips fraterculus] MM96
    |--A. gargantua De Santis 1960 MM96
    |--A. monochaetus Hood 1935 MM96
    |--A. pedalis Hood 1949 MM96
    |--A. polychaetus Hood 1941 MM96
    |--A. regalis (Hood 1937) [=*Dasythrips regalis] MM96
    |--A. retanae Mound 1991 MM96
    `--A. trichaetus Hood 1935 MM96

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[MM96] Mound, L. A., & R. Marullo. 1996. The thrips of Central and South America: an introduction (Insecta: Thysanoptera). Memoirs on Entomology, International 6: 1-487.

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