oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Notes on maternal care in thrips

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Records of maternal care in thrips are rare, only two being known to me. Ramakrishna Ayyar (4), writing on the Thysanoptera of India, refers briefly to the mother insect, in Kleothrips (= Tiarothrips) subramanii R. and in Leeuwenia karnyi R., brooding over the eggs for "" a long time almost till the latter hatch out."" Bagnall again, while discussing Dicaiothrips (= Elaphrothrips) brevicornis Bagn., says, ""Mr. Urich states that examples were observed to deposit eggs on the leaves and to sit over them.""

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