Minute Leaf-litter Thrips of the Genus Preeriella(Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidae)from Asia

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Abstract

The genus Preeriella is redefined and Machadonia is newly synonymized with it. Five species of the genus are recorded from Asia, including four newly described species : P. armigera sp. n. from Japan, P. bournieri sp. n. from Thailand, P. formosana sp. n. from Taiwan, and P. malaya sp. n. from West Malaysia. A key to the five Asian species is given. Adults of these species are usually less than 1mm long and live in leaf-litter, but it is not known if they are predatory or fungus-feeding. One species, P. armigera, has the hind femora of large males greatly enlarged, suggesting some form of sexual competition.

Journal

  • Species Diversity

    Species Diversity 3(2), 301-316, 1998-12-01

    Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110002337280
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11114903
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    13421670
  • NDL Article ID
    105259
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR4(科学技術--生物学--動物)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-W570
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  NII-ELS 
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