General introductions to thrips diversity

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General introductions to thrips diversity

The two most important general introductions to thrips biology, with numerous references to the primary literature, are Lewis 1973 and 1997. The first is a broad introduction to thrips biology, ecology and economic importance, whereas the second includes 18 chapters by 20 specialist authors on a wide range of topics concerning the biology of pest thrips.

An overview of the classification of thrips at family and genus level is provided by Mound & Marullo (1996), together with an introduction to thrips structure and biology, and the methods involved in collecting and preparing specimens for study.

Mound & Kibby (1998) provided a visual key to thrips pests worldwide, and included details of thrips structure and biology, a glossary, and technical methods for preparing specimens for study.

Wilson (1975) published an overview of the biology and taxonomy of the Panchaetothripinae, a group that includes many pest species including the greenhouse thrips, Heliothrips haemorroidalis.


Introductions to regional faunas

The most important introductions to particular Thysanoptera faunas in different regions of the world are listed below. For several parts of the world the available information is poor, notably tropical Africa, south-east Asia, and the Pacific.

Europe: Priesner (1964a); Schliephake & Klimt (1979).
Britain: Mound et al. (1976).
North America: Nakahara (1994); Stannard (1957, 1968).
South and Central America: Mound & Marullo (1996).
Africa: Pitkin & Mound (1973); Priesner (1964b); Strassen (1960).
Oriental Region: Ananthakrishnan & Sen (1980); Bhatti (1990); Palmer (1992); Reyes (1994).
Australia: Mound (1996); Mound & Gillespie (1997).
New Zealand: Mound & Walker (1982, 1986).



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