Neotropical Region

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The Neotropics is generally considered as that part of the Americas south of Florida and south of the USA/Mexican border. However, southern Florida is susceptible to invasion by species from the tropics, and the thrips fauna of the drier northern parts of Mesoamerica is substantially different from the wet tropical areas further south. Similarly, the thrips fauna of southern South America appears to be different from that of the tropical areas.

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De Borbon, C.M. 2009. A redefinition of Dorythrips (Thysanoptera: Melanthripidae) with a description of a new species from Argentina. Zootaxa 2121: 17-26. [2]

Cavalleri, A., Kaminski, L.A., Mendonça M.S. 2010. Ectoparasitism in Aulacothrips (Thysanoptera: Heterothripidae) revisited: host diversity on honeydew-producing Hemiptera and description of a new species. Zoologischer Anzeiger 249: 209–221.

Cavalleri, A., Mound, L.A. 2012. Toward the identification of Frankliniella species in Brazil (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) Zootaxa 3270: 1-30. [3]

Goldarazena A. & Mound, L. 2010. A new species of Charassothrips Hood from Colombia (Insecta, Thysanoptera, Thripidae), with an updated key to the known species. Journal of Insect Science 10,70: 1-4. [4]

Monteiro RC. 2001. The Thysanoptera fauna of Brazil. Pp. 325–340 in Marullo, R. & Mound, L.A. (eds) Thrips and Tospoviruses: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Thysanoptera. Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra. http://www.ento.csiro.au/thysanoptera/symposium.php.

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Monteiro RC & Mound LA 2012. Thysanoptera. pp. 407–422. In: Rafael, JA, Melo, GAR, de Carvalho, CJB, Casari, SA & Constantino, R [eds] Insetos do Brasil: Diversidade e Taxonomia. Holos Editora, Ribeirão Preto. xiv + 796 p.

Mound LA & Palmer JM. 1992. Thrips of Panama: a biological catalogue and bibliography (Thysanoptera). Chapter 21 pp 321–328 in, Insects of Panama and Mesoamerica. Selected Studies. (Edited D. Quintero & A. Aiello). Oxford Science Publications.

Mound LA & Marullo R. 1996. The Thrips of Central and South America: An Introduction. Memoirs on Entomology, International 6: 1–488.

Pereyra, V. Cavalleri, A. 2012. The genus Heterothrips (Thysanoptera) in Brazil, with an identification key and seven new species. Zootaxa 3237: 1–23. [5]

Zur Strassen manuscript lists for Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Guatemala, Hawaii, Peru, and Trinidad - see: zur Strassen distribution lists.