The phylogeny and morphological evolution of the fungal spore-feeding thrips, Idolothripinae (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae)

Eow, Li Xin (2016) The phylogeny and morphological evolution of the fungal spore-feeding thrips, Idolothripinae (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae). PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis is the most comprehensive phylogenetic study on the fungal spore-feeding thrips in over three decades since its last systematics framework was published in year 1983. It uses morphotaxonomy, comparative morphology and contemporary phylogenetic methods to infer a phylogenetic framework to test hypotheses of the composition of natural lineages, their relationships and character evolution. The research has laid groundwork for future study of the systematics and character evolution of this largely neglected insect taxon.

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ID Code: 98749
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Cameron, Stephen L. & Mather, Peter
Keywords: phylogenetics, Idolothripinae, Thysanoptera, comparative morphology, character evolution, spore-feeding, sociality, taxonomy, systematics, classification
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 04 Oct 2016 00:31
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 00:33

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