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Published: 2019-11-06
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Description of a new species of the genus Dendrothrips Uzel (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) from Japan

Systematic Entomology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, 060-8589 Japan.
Laboratory of Entomology, Tokyo University of Agriculture, 1737 Funako, Atsugi, Kanagawa, 243-0034 Japan.
Thysanoptera Dendrothrips kinape host plant tergites sculpture Oryza sativa Hokkaidô


A new species, Dendrothrips kinape, is described and illustrated from Oryza sativa at Hokkaidô, Japan. In this genus, this species is very peculiar in its uniformly pale body color and in its host plant (first record from Monocotyledoneae). A key to Japanese species of the genus is provided.



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