This region has one of the most diverse thrips faunas in the world, with the fauna of Southeastern Asian countries such as Vietnam and Myanmar being largely unexplored, and much of the older descriptive taxonomy from Java and Sumatra being unreliable. In contrast, there have been extensive studies on the thrips fauna of some parts of India, and it is clear that the northern fauna extending along the mountains to southern China has relationships to the southern Palaearctic fauna rather than to the fauna of the tropical zone.
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