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Banded Thrips

Scientific Name
Desmothrips sp.
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Taxonomy
(Thysanoptera: Aeolothripidae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Dorsal - Adult
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THY2 - Slide mount
Source
Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Female

Maxillary palp segment II usually with 3-7 subdivisions, rarely not subdivided; antennal segments III-IX with few or no microtrichia, III-IV distinctly longer than succeeding segments, but no more than 3 times as long as segment II; sensorium on segment III-IV longitudinally linear. Pronotum with no stout posteroangular setae short than twice as long as discal setae; metanotal sculpture reticulate; mesonotum rarely with only one pair of median setae, usually with several pairs; forewing nearly parallel-sided with longitudinal veins almost parallel; clavus with no more than 10 marginal setae; sternite VII marginal setae not more than twice as long as discal setae; sternite VI with one or more pairs of discal setae laterally, in addition to marginal setae; sternite VII with discal setae laterally and sometimes medially, as well as 2 pairs of sub-marginal accessory setae between marginal setae B1 and B2.

References

- Mound, L.A. & Marullo, R. (1998). Biology and identification of Aeolothripidae (Thysanoptera) in Australia. Invertebrate Taxonomy, 12: 929–950
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
15/09/2011 09:21 AEST
Last Updated
23/03/2014 21:57 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Banded Thrips (Desmothrips sp.) Updated on 3/23/2014 9:57:01 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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