On the collections of predatory thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) from NE India


Affiliations

  • Centre of Advanced Study in Life Sciences, Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur, 795003, India
  • National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources (ICAR-NBAIR), Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560024, India

Abstract

A dozen species of predatory thrips collected from the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of biodiversity rich northeastern India, belonging to 9 genera in 3 families viz., Aeolothripidae, Thripidae and Phlaeothripidae are reported here with the details of their habitat, prey species that they encounter and geographic distribution of predator along with the key to identify them. The data on predatory thrips of NE India showed that the aeolothripids are represented by 6 species in 5 genera, thripids by a genus and a species and the phlaeothripids by 5 species in 3 genera.

Keywords

Bio-Control, Hotspots of NE India, Species Diversity, Thysanoptera

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