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Thrips

Scientific Name
Leucothrips piercei
Scientific Author
(Morgan, 1913)
Taxonomy
(Thysanoptera: Thripidae: Thripinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Wing - Adult
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THY8
Source
Caroline Harding MPI
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Both sexes fully winged. Body, legs and wings white, antennal segments VI – VII light brown. Antennae 7-segmented, VII slender and as long as VI; sensoria simple on III – IV, segment VI with long simple sensorium arising near to base on inner margin. Head lacking sculpture. Pronotum transversely striate, with two pairs of prominent postero-angular setae of which the outer pair is longer than the inner. Metanotum with linear sculpture lines converging medially, median pair of setae small and arising medially. Tarsi all 1-segmented. Forewing slender, pointed; first vein with three widely spaced setae on distal half, second vein without setae, postero-marginal cilia straight. Abdominal tergites II – VIII median setae long and close together; lateral thirds of tergites with transverse lines of sculpture bearing weak microtrichia; VIII with postero-marginal comb of microtrichia. Sternites III – VII with three pairs of long postero-marginal setae. Male with sensoria simple on antennal segment III – IV.

References

- Hoddle, M.S., Mound, L.A. & Paris, D.L. (2008). Thrips of California. CBIT Publishing, Queensland. Available online: [http://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/thripsofcalifornia/data/key/thysanoptera/Media/Html/browsespecies/Leucothripspiercei.htm](http://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/thripsofcalifornia/data/key/thysanoptera/Media/Html/browsespecies/Leucothripspiercei.htm) (Date of access: 10 Jul. 2009).

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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
15/09/2011 10:05 AEST
Last Updated
10/04/2014 02:02 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Thrips (Leucothrips piercei) Updated on 4/10/2014 2:02:38 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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