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New Records of Thrips from Mesoamerica and Comments Regarding Specific Characters (Tubulifera: Phlaeothripidae)

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2-17567 p372-373 FESdj 372 Florida Entomologist 94(2) June 2011 NEW RECORDS OF THRIPS FROM MESOAMERICA AND COMMENTS REGARDING SPECIFIC CHARACTERS (TUBULIFERA: PHLAEOTHRIPIDAE) R ITA D INORA V ALENZUELA -G ARCÍA 1 , A XEL P. R ETANA -S ALAZAR 2 , O SWALDO G ARCÍA -M ARTÍNEZ 1 AND C ARLOS C ARVAJAL C AZOLA 3 1 Departamento de Parasitologia, Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro, Calzada Antonio Narro 1923, Buenavista, Saltillo, Coahuila, México, C.P. 25315 2 Programa Universitario de Biología Aplicada (PUA), Centro de Investigación en Estructuras Microscópicas (CIEMIC), Ciudad de la Investigación, Universidad de Costa Rica 2060 3 Unidad Academica de Agricultura, Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit, Xalisco, Nayarit, México, Tepic-Compostela Km 9 Several genera in the Tubulifera are mono- typic, and in some cases species were described based on a sole original holotype (Mound, 1976). This scenario complicates the study of morpholog- ical variation in species, and in several cases, in- traspecific variation may be greater than varia- tion between species (Retana-Salazar & Mound 1994). Reports of taxa from new localities and de- scriptions of specific character variation are fun- damental in the study of these groups. Modest publications of this sort advance the construction of a more complete landscape of morphological variation on an interspecific and intraspecific level. A new locality (Nayarit, Mexico) for two known species is reported in this paper. Comments about variations of characters are included. Phlaeothripinae Eurythrips Hinds 1902 Eurythrips is a New World genus, particularly common in the Neotropical region. The most re- cent revision of this genus placed in synonymy 16 of the 54 specie

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