Grass-flower thrips of the genus Chirothrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), with a key to species from Iran

  title={Grass-flower thrips of the genus Chirothrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), with a key to species from Iran},
  author={Kambiz Minaei and Laurence A Mound},
Species of the genus Chirothrips Haliday breed and pupate only within grass florets. Each larva is restricted to a single floret, and adult body size is thus presumably related to floret size. Despite this, some Chirothrips species are distinguished only on states that are related to body size. The validity of some commonly recorded members of the C. manicatus species-group, including C. africanus and C. pallidicornis, is therefore considered questionable. Character states that have been used… 

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