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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Two New Ectoparasitic Species Of Aulacothrips Hood, 1952 (thysanoptera: Heterothripidae) Associated With Ant-tended Treehoppers (hemiptera)
Author: Cavalleri A.
Kaminski L.A.
Abstract: Aulacothrips Hood, 1952 is a remarkable South American genus of ectoparasitic thrips which feed on gregarious ant-tended hemipterans (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha). Here we describe two new species of this genus infesting membracid treehoppers in Colombia and Brazilian Amazon, and provide a key to the five Aulacothrips spp. now recognised. Aulacothrips levinotus n. sp. is unique in having pronotum with only two pairs of major setae; and Aulacothrips tenuis n. sp. has unusually long abdominal tergite IX. These findings will be helpful for understanding the species diversification in this genus, bringing a new perspective on the diversity of Aulacothrips spp. and their myrmecophilous hemipteran hosts.
Editor: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s11230-014-9526-z
Date Issue: 2014
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