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Abstract

Thrips species (Insecta, Thysanoptera) inhabiting plants of the Parque Estadual de Itapuã, Viamão, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

Abstract

This study is a contribution to the knowledge of the thysanopterofauna of southern Brazil. From June 2003 to April 2004, seasonal field trips were conducted at the Parque Estadual de Itapuã (50°50′-51°05′W and 30°20′-30°27′S), in the county of Viamão, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil to collect shoots with/without flowers of various plant species. The material was brought to the laboratory where the thrips were sorted. A total of 23 thrips species belonging to 15 genera and two families were obtained. Nine of the species resulted as new record for Rio Grande do Sul (*), and other two also for Brazil (**). The species sampled are as follows: Aneristothrips claripennis*, Aurantothrips orchidearum*, Ceratothripoides lagoenacollus*, Chaetanaphothrips orchidii*, Chaetisothrips striatus, Coremothrips pallidus*, Craniothrips urichi, Frankliniella bertelsi, Frankliniella distinguenda*, 1919, Frankliniella gardeniae*, Frankliniella gemina, Frankliniella insularis, Frankliniella oxyura*, Frankliniella rodeos, Haplothrips fiebrigi, Hoodothrips lineatus, Microcephalothrips abdominalis, Neohydatothrips denigratus**, Neohydatothrips fasciatus*, Neohydatothrips flavens, Paraleucothrips minusculus**, Smicrothrips particula, Thrips australis.