Crotonothrips polyalthiae sp.n. (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae), a leaf-galling pest of the Asian amenity tree, Polyalthia longifolia.
A new species of Phlaeothripinae, Crotonothrips polyalthiae, is described as inducing leaf galls in Indonesia and Peninsular Malaysia on the widespread Asian tree Polyalthia longifolia. This is the fifteenth species to be placed in the genus Crotonothrips, the others being from India, but with one from Japan. The new species has exceptionally elongate maxillary stylets and mouth cone. The taxonomy and systematics of the Indian species are noted to require further study.