Revista de Biología Tropical
Print version ISSN 0034-7744
RETANA-SALAZAR, Axel P and SOTO-RODRIGUEZ, Gerardo A. Revisión taxonómica del grupo Haplothrips-Karnyothrips (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae). Rev. biol. trop [online]. 2007, vol.55, n.2, pp. 627-635. ISSN 0034-7744.
Taxonomic revision of the Haplothrips-Karnyothrips group (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae). The generic group ("ensemble") Haplothrips-Karnyothrips is reviewed, following the most recently published criteria for distinguishing generic characters. We establish a new diagnosis for each genus. A review of a Central American collection is included and a new genus of Phlaeothripidae is described from the Central Pacific of Costa Rica from specimens collected on Cyperaceae flowers during the dry season. The genus can be distinguished by widely separated maxillary stylets, absent maxillary bridge, pelta shape and the setae B1, which measures two thirds of the tube length. We include a key based on characters of phylogenetic importance. Rev. Biol. Trop. 55 (2): 627-635. Epub 2007 Jun 29.
Keywords : Phlaeothripinae; Thysanoptera; new genus; Costa Rica.