Cranothrips sititor

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Head and pronotum
Meso- and metanotum
sternites IV-VI

Nomenclatural details

Cranothrips sititor Mound, 1972: 44.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Central Australia arid zone, breeding in the flowers of Calandrinia species (Portulacaceae).

References

Mound LA (1972) Further studies on Australian Aeolothripidae (Thysanoptera). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 11: 37–54.

Mound LA & Marullo R (1998) Biology and identification of Aeolothripidae (Thysanoptera) in Australia. Invertebrate Taxonomy 12: 929–950.

Pereyra V & Mound LA (2009) Phylogenetic relationships within the genus Cranothrips (Thysanoptera, Melanthripidae) with consideration of host associations and disjunct distributions within the family. Systematic Entomology 34: 151–161.

Type information

Holotype female, Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra.