First report of the fungus-feeding thrips, Phlaeothrips annulipes (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) from Iran

Journal Title: Journal of Entomological Society of Iran - Year 2021, Vol 41, Issue 2

Abstract

Globally, Phlaeothripidae is the largest family of Thysanoptera that at least 50% of its species are fugus-feeding (ThripsWiki, 2021). However, for various reasons (see Minaei 2013), the number of species recorded in this family is only 22% of thrips fauna in Iran. Instead, family Thripidae comprising more than 60% of all thrips species recorded in this country so far (Mirab-balou, 2018). In parallel, among various habitats in which thrips may be found, the habitats with fungus feeding thrips, such as leaf litter and dead branches, are less explored. Consequently, only 20 species in this group have been discovered in Iran so far (Hakimara et al., 2019; Mirab-balou, 2019; Minaei & Mound, 2020; Alavi & Minaei, 2021). In this paper, another species of thrips that is associated with fungi is reported from Iran. The single thrips specimen was collected in a rice field and then mounted onto a slide in Hoyer’s medium. Photomicrographs were made using an Olympus BX51 microscope with DP27 digital camera and cellSens software. The specimen is deposited in the Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran. Terminology in this paper follows Dang et al. (2018). Full nomenclatural information about Thysanoptera is available on the web (ThripsWiki, 2021)

Authors and Affiliations

Majid Mirab-balou, Kambiz Minaei

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  • EP ID EP706313
  • DOI 10.22117/jesi.2021.355586.1425
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Majid Mirab-balou, Kambiz Minaei (2021). First report of the fungus-feeding thrips, Phlaeothrips annulipes (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) from Iran. Journal of Entomological Society of Iran, 41(2), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-706313