Megalurothrips distalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Breeding in the Flowers of Kudzu in Florida

Kara Tyler-Julian, Joe Funderburk, Laurence Mound

Abstract


Two Asian species of Thripidae are reported breeding in northern Florida on kudzu (Pueraria lobata), Salpingothrips aimotofus Kudo in the shoots, and Megalurothrips distalis Karny in the flowers, the latter being a new record for North America.

 

Adultos y larvas de Megalurothrips distalis Karny fueron encontrados agregados en flores de Pueraria lobata (Wildenow) Ohwi en el norte de la Florida. Este es un nuevo registro para América del Norte.

 

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Keywords


aggregated distributed; host-plant dependencies; Pueraria lobata; larvae to adult ratio

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