NeotropicThe Neotropics is generally considered as that part of the Americas south of Florida and south of the USA/Mexican border. However, southern Florida is susceptible to invasion by species from the tropics, and the thrips fauna of the drier northern parts of Mesoamerica is substantially different from the wet tropical areas further south. Similarly, the thrips fauna of southern South America appears to be different from that of the tropical areas.

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Distribution lists

Zur Strassen distribution lists are available for Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Guatemala, Hawaii, Peru, and Trinidad.

Identification systems

Mound LA & Marullo R. 1996. The Thrips of Central and South America: An Introduction. Memoirs on Entomology, International 6: 1–488.


Monteiro RC. 2001. The Thysanoptera fauna of Brazil. Pp. 325–340 in Marullo, R. & Mound, L.A. (eds) Thrips and Tospoviruses: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Thysanoptera. Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra. Available online.

Mound LA & Palmer JM. 1992. Thrips of Panama: a biological catalogue and bibliography (Thysanoptera). Chapter 21 pp 321–328 in, Insects of Panama and Mesoamerica. Selected Studies. (Edited D. Quintero & A. Aiello). Oxford Science Publications.

de Borbon CM. 2008. Desertathrips chuquiraga gen. et sp.n. (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) from Argentina. Zootaxa 1751: 25-34.


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