Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

FNZ1 - Terebrantia (Insecta: Thysanoptera) - Abstract

Mound, LA; Walker, AK 1982. Terebrantia (Insecta: Thysanoptera). Fauna of New Zealand 1, 120 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ; no. 01. ISBN 0-477-06687-9 (print), ). Published 23 Dec 1982


Fifty-one species of Terebrantia in 26 genera are recorded from the New Zealand region, including the following new taxa: Adelphithrips dolus new species; Anaphrygmothrips otagoensis new genus and species; Dikrothrips diphyes new genus and species; Karphothrips dugdalei new genus and species; Lomatothrips paryphis new genus and species; and Scirtothrips pan new species.

Faunal relationships are discussed in the light of evidence for wind dispersal from Australia and introductions by man. Fifteen species are considered to have been introduced from Europe, 6 from the Old World tropics, 4 from the New World, and at least 7 from Australia. Of the 19 species known only from New Zealand, 6 show some relationship to the Australian fauna and 1 to that of New Caledonia. Adelphithrips with 3 species, a species-group of Thrips comprising 4 species, a subantarctic genus of 2 species, and 3 monobasic genera constitute the endemic fauna. Adelphithzips is regarded as the sister-group of the world-wide Thrips genus-group. Pseudanaphothrips from New Zealand and south-eastern Australia is regarded as the sister-group of the world-wide Frankliniella genus-group.

The text include notes on distribution, habitat, host plants, and life history for each species, and discusses pest species, technical methods, phylogeny, and morphology. An illustrated key to taxa is given, and the descriptions are supported by some 270 line drawings. An extensive bibliography introduces the taxonomy and boiology of Thysanoptera in New Zealand and world-wide.

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