Nearctic Region

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The Nearctic is generally interpreted as that part of the Americas north of the Caribbean and north of the USA/Mexican border. However, sub-tropical southern Florida has strong faunal connections with the Caribbean, and parts of northern Mexico share faunal similarities with Southwestern USA. Despite this, there is a remarkable discontinuity in the region of the USA/Mexican border, in that the diverse and worldwide genus Thrips appears to have almost no native species south of this border.

Diffie S, Edwards GB & Mound LA. 2008. Thysanoptera of Southeastern U.S.A.: a checklist for Florida and Georgia.Zootaxa 1787: 45–62. [1]

Hoddle M, Mound LA & Nakahara S. 2004. Thysanoptera recorded from California, USA: a checklist. Florida Entomologist 87: 317–323.

Hoddle MS, Mound LA & Paris D. 2012. Thrips of California2012. CBIT Publishing, Queensland. [2]

Stannard LJ. 1957. The phylogeny and classification of the North American genera of the sub-order Tubulifera (Thysanoptera).Illinois Biological Monographs 25: 1–200.

Stannard LJ. 1968. The Thrips, or Thysanoptera, of Illinois. Bulletin of the Illinois Natural History Survey 29: 213–552.

zur Strassen manuscript list of thrips from USA: – see zur Strassen distribution lists.