Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

A new species of Stenchaetothrips (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) from bamboo, based on morphological and molecular data.

Abstract

Stenchaetothrips martini sp.n. is distinguished from related species on morphological and molecular character states. It is the eleventh species in this genus to be recorded from a species of bamboo, but only the fourth of these 11 species to have a prominent spinula on the mesothoracic furca. Described here from New Zealand, this thrips is presumably introduced from Southeast Asia, together with its host plant, Phyllostachys aurea.