oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A note on Monilothrips kempi Moulton (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)



Moulton descriptionbed Monilothrips kempi as a new genus and species in 1929, on the basis of a single female specimen of unknown habitat taken in the Darjiling District of the East Himalayas, in India. In 1941 Jacot-Guillarmod found in Basutoland a species of thrips feeding on ferns and, as this did not agree with the descriptionption of kempi in a number of important particulars, he gave it a new name, in 1942, calling it M. montanus. Eleven years later, Bailey and Cott recorded the finding of M. kempi in California, on Coffee Fern (doubtless Pallaea andromedaefolia).


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