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List of Thrips (Thysanoptera) recorded from Sri Lanka

Authors:

Kalpana Tillekaratne,

University of Peradeniya, LK
About Kalpana
Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya.
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Laurence A. Mound,

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), AU
About Laurence A.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) Entomology, Canberra, Australia.
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R. Zur Strassen,

Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, DE
About R. Zur
Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Jayanthi P. Edirisinghe

University of Peradeniya, LK
About Jayanthi P.
Department of Zoology, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya.
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Abstract

This paper Presents list of the thrips (Insecta:Thysanoptera) of Sri Lanka which includes the species recorded in the country, from 1859. Thrips documented locally come under 03 families; Aeolothripidae, Thripidae, Phlaeothripidae, 46 genera and 78 species. A brief description of the families and family groups are included. The distribution and host plants of the thrip species, where available are also indicated. Names of 15 recorded species listed are uncertain as they are known only from their original description and have not been recorded since.

Keywords: Crop pests, host records, thrips, Thysanoptera

J. NatnSci.Foundation Sri Lanka 200735(3): 197-205

doi:10.4038/jnsfsr.v35i3.2020

How to Cite: Tillekaratne, K., Mound, L.A., Strassen, R.Z. and Edirisinghe, J.P., 2007. List of Thrips (Thysanoptera) recorded from Sri Lanka. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, 35(3), pp.197–205. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jnsfsr.v35i3.2020
Published on 23 Sep 2007.
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