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ZooKeys  2013 

A new species of Haplothrips from southern Iran (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidae)

DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.275.4433

Keywords: Haplothrips , new species , phytophagous , Suaeda sp.

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Haplothrips herajius sp. n. is described from leaves and flowers of a species of Suaeda in the south of Fars Province, Iran. This is the second Iranian species of Haplothrips with the unusual character state of extra setae on the metanotum. Information on variation in color and structure of the new species is provided. The similarities and host plant associations of this new species and H. kermanensis are discussed, as both are phytophagous on species of Chenopodiaceae.


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