New records of thrips (Thysanoptera) species associated with rice in Khasi Hills, Meghalaya
M. Kharbangar1, S. R. Hajong1*, S. Choudhury1
Five species of thrips are recorded for the first time in Khasi Hills, the rice thrips S.biformis (Bagnall) earlier reported from Jaintia Hills and East khasi hills district is presently recorded from Ri-Bhoi District. H.tenuipennis (Bagnall), B. indicus (Ananthakrishnan)so far not yet reported from Khasi Hills are being reported from Khasi Hills, H. ceylonicus (Schmutz) earlier reported from West and East Garo Hills district in is now reported from Khasi Hills, A. sudanensis (Trybom) reported from East Khasi Hills district and East Garo Hills is now being reported from Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya.
Fig.: Collection sites of rice thrips in Khasi Hills