Manila Journal of Science 10 (2017), pp. 131-135

Updates on the Cecilia P. Reyes Collection of Philippine Thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera)

Abstract

The Cecilia P. Reyes Collection of Philippine thrips consists of 38 new species involving 9 new genera, namely, Amphidoxothrips Reyes, Filipinothrips Reyes, Gemmathrips Reyes, Hemingia Reyes, Praeciputhrips Reyes, Propealiothrips Reyes, Propesolomonthrips Reyes, Psephenothrips Reyes, and Rosingothrips Reyes, and hundreds of thrips specimens known to science. The insects were collected from different localities in Luzon including Mindoro and Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao (Reyes, 1994, 1996, & 1997). Of these, 35 new species were included in the monograph of thrips of the Philippine Islands, which was published by the National University of Singapore’s Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, complete with illustrated keys, descriptions, distributional data, and plant associates of 187 species in 2 suborders and 3 families, namely, Aeolothripidae, Thripidae, and Phlaeothripidae.

Manila Journal Of Science 10 (2017), Pp 131-135 (411.6 KiB)