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Published: 2022-05-12
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Enigmatic male dimorphism in the Phlaeothripinae (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidae), with description of a new genus and species

Laboratory of Entomology, Tokyo University of Agriculture, 1737 Funako, Atsugi, Kanagawa, 243-0034 Japan.
Laboratory of Entomology, Tokyo University of Agriculture, 1737 Funako, Atsugi, Kanagawa, 243-0034 Japan.
Thysanoptera Phlaeothripinae Plectrothripini allometric growth new genus Nazonothrips


Nazonothrips toshifumii gen. et sp. n. is described from unidentified fungus in Taiwan. This fungus-feeding species probably belongs to the tribe Plectrothripini of the subfamily Phlaeothripinae. The males of the new species exhibit a strange allometric growth that appears to involve two patterns of variation, but it is not possible to be certain due to the small number of available specimens.



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