A few references are given in the text, but the following sources should be consulted on various aspects of thrips biology, identification and nomenclature. Lewis, T. (1997) includes 18 chapters by 20 specialist authors on a wide range of topics concerning the biology of thrips. Mound (1996) catalogues the 141 genera and 445 species of described Thysanoptera known from Australia, together with full nomenclatural data and an indication of host plant relationships and geographical distributions. Mound & Gillespie (1997) give an illustrated identification system to about 75 species of thrips that have been found in association with crops in Australia. Mound & Kibby (1998) provide a visual key to thrips pests worldwide, and include details of thrips structure and biology, a glossary, and technical methods for preparing specimens for study. Mound & Marullo (1996) provide an overview of the family and generic classification of thrips, their structure and biology, and the methods involved in collecting and preparing specimens for study, as well as a detailed introduction to the South American fauna. Palmer (1992) gives an overview and identification key to the Oriental, Australasian and Pacific species in the important genus Thrips and Nakahara (1994) treats the members of this genus known from North America.