A new thrips pest of Myoporum cultivars in California, in a new genus of leaf-galling Australian Phlaeothripidae (Thysanoptera)
A new genus of Australian Phlaeothripidae is described, Klambothrips, to include a new species of gall-inducing thrips, K. myopori, that is a pest on the leaves of prostrate and upright Myoporum shrubs in California. A closely related thrips, Liothrips walsinghami Girault, is also included in this genus. This thrips is common in the coastal regions of south eastern Australia damaging the leaves of Myoporum insulare. Two further Australian thrips species are also placed in Klambothrips, both...[Show more]
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