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Abstract

A new species of Heliothrips (Thysanoptera, panchaetothripinae), based on morphological and molecular data.

Abstract

Heliothrips longisensibilis sp. n. is described from the tropical regions of southern China, Yunnan and Hainan, based on morphology and data from mitochondrial and nuclear genes. However, specimens that are identical in colour and structure are reported from northern Brazil, and this is presumably the area of origin of this new species. The area of origin within South America of the Greenhouse Thrips, Heliothrips haemorrhoidalis, is discussed and remains in doubt. An identification key to the four species of Heliothrips is provided.