Thrips were collected from 33 species of plants (ornamental and forage fabaceous
species, along with nearby weeds), 30 of which are native (Tables 1, 2, 3 and 4).
About 80% of fabaceous
species produce hard seeds (Baskin & Baskin 1998, Baskin et al.
Usually found on Fabaceous
trees, such as Lonchocarpus and Pterocarpus, and eats their foliage in captivity.
2006), 4 are species without host-plant information, and 12 are species known to feed on fabaceous
plants (Inoue 1982; Hayashi et al.
HOSTS: Unknown, but all specimens were collected from inflorescences of fabaceous
trees planted in the garden of South East Asian Fisheries Development Center.
from the Fabaceous
shrub native to Asia, Sophora flavescens Ait.
There are several different growth forms: grasses (Uniola paniculata and Schizachyrium littorale); conspicuous herbaceous plants and several brassicaceous species of the genus Cakile; creeping plants like Ipomoea pes-caprae or the legume Canavalia rosea, with runners up to 98 ft (30 m) long; clump-formers like the euphorbiaceous Croton punctatus or the fabaceous
Cassia [= Chamaecrista] chamaecristoides; and shrubs 7-10 ft (2-3 m) high, such as Suriana maritima, the only representative of the family Surianaceae; and the polygonaceous sea grape Coccoloba uvifera.
keel flowers; Westerkamp, 1993; Teppner, 1988).