Two new ectoparasitic species of Aulacothrips Hood, 1952 (Thysanoptera: Heterothripidae) associated with ant-tended treehoppers (Hemiptera)

@article{Cavalleri2014TwoNE,
  title={Two new ectoparasitic species of Aulacothrips Hood, 1952 (Thysanoptera: Heterothripidae) associated with ant-tended treehoppers (Hemiptera)},
  author={A. Cavalleri and L. Kaminski},
  journal={Systematic Parasitology},
  year={2014},
  volume={89},
  pages={271-278}
}
  • A. Cavalleri, L. Kaminski
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Systematic Parasitology
  • Aulacothrips Hood, 1952 is a remarkable South American genus of ectoparasitic thrips which feed on gregarious ant-tended hemipterans (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha). Here we describe two new species of this genus infesting membracid treehoppers in Colombia and Brazilian Amazon, and provide a key to the five Aulacothrips spp. now recognised. Aulacothrips levinotus n. sp. is unique in having pronotum with only two pairs of major setae; and Aulacothrips tenuis n. sp. has unusually long abdominal… CONTINUE READING
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