Entomophaga (1975) 20, 389-391

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E. McC. Callan (1975)
Miridae of the genus Termatophylidea [Hemiptera] as predators of cacao thrips
Entomophaga 20 (4), 389-391
Abstract: Three species of the neotropical genus Termatophylidea are reported as predators-of the cacao thrips, Selenothrips rubrocinctus (GIARD), in Jamaica, Trinidad and Surinam. It is possible that these mirids are obligate predators and prey exclusively on thrips.
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Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
general biology - morphology - evolution

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Selenothrips rubrocinctus Jamaica
Selenothrips rubrocinctus Surinam
Selenothrips rubrocinctus Trinidad and Tobago
Caliothrips insularis Grasses/turf/rangeland Trinidad and Tobago
Termatophylidea maculata (predator) Mexico
Termatophylidea maculata (predator) Selenothrips rubrocinctus Trinidad and Tobago
Termatophylidea maculata (predator) Caliothrips insularis Trinidad and Tobago
Termatophylidea opaca (predator) Guyana
Termatophylidea opaca (predator) Caliothrips insularis Surinam
Termatophylidea pilosa (predator) Selenothrips rubrocinctus Jamaica