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A new ectoparasitic Aulacothrips (Thysanoptera: Heterothripidae) from Amazon rainforest and the significance of variation in antennal sensoria

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Cavalleri, Adriano [1] ; Kaminski, Lucas A. [2] ; Mendonca, Jr., Milton S. [3]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Sul, Inst Biociencias, PPG Biol Anim, Dept Zool, BR-90049 Porto Alegre, RS - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas UNICAMP, Inst Biol, Dept Biol Anim, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Sul, Inst Biociencias, Dept Ecol, BR-90049 Porto Alegre, RS - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; n. 3438, p. 62-68, AUG 24 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 4

Aulacothrips amazonicus sp.n. is described from Northern Brazil, with larvae and adults ectoparasitic on ant-tended Membracidae (Hemiptera) on Solanum shrubs. This new taxon differs from its congeners by (i) body distinctively paler; (ii) sensoria on antennal segments III \& IV much less convoluted; (iii) male tergite IX posterior margin straight and with several long and stout setae. The possible biological significance of interspecific differences in antennal sensoria among Aulacothrips species is discussed. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50225-3 - Natural history, phylogeny and conservation of Neotropical Lepidoptera
Grantee:André Victor Lucci Freitas
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants