Scirtothrips coccolobae sp. nov. (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), a Leaf-feeding Thrips on Sea Grape Known from Florida and the Cayman Islands

  • Dominique W. Collins The Food and Environment Research Agency, Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ
  • G. B. Edwards Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, P.O. Box 147100, Gainesville, FL 32614-7100
Keywords: Caribbean, Coccoloba uvifera, new species, Greater Antilles


A new species of Scirtothrips, S. coccolobae sp. nov. (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), is described from the state of Florida in the United States of America, and from the Cayman Islands. This species appears to be native to the Caribbean region. Present evidence indicates it to be specific to a single host plant, Coccoloba uvifera L. (Caryophyllales: Polygonaceae).


El presente trabajo describe una nueva especie de Scirtothrips, S. coccolobae sp. nov. (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), originaria del estado de Florida en Estados Unidos y de las Islas Caimán. Esta especie parece ser nativa de la región Caribeña. Las pruebas disponibles indican que es específica de una única planta hospedera, Coccoloba uvifera L. (Caryophyllales: Polygonaceae).


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