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Black Flower Thrips

Scientific Name
Haplothrips gowdeyi
Scientific Author
(Franklin, 1908)
Taxonomy
(Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae: Phlaeothripinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Female

Macropterous; body and legs dark brown, fore tarsi light brown; antennal segments III-IV yellow, V-VI yellow in basal half but light brown at apex; forewing pale with extreme base shaded; major setae dark brown except on tergite IX. Antennae 8-segmented, segment III with 2 sense cones, IV with 4 sense cones. Head slightly longer than wide; postocular setae weakly capitate and about as long as width of compound eye, arising close to posterior margin of eye; maxillary stylets retracted to postocular setae, about half of head width apart with distinct maxillary bridge. Pronotum with 5 pairs of slender, capitate major setae. Prosternal basantra well developed; mesopraesternum complete and boat-shaped but very narrow medially; metathoracic sternopleural sutures not developed. Fore tarsus with small tooth near apex. Forewing constricted medially, with about 8 duplicated cilia; all 3 sub-basal setae capitate. Pelta triangular; tergites II-VII each with 2 pairs of sigmoid wing-retaining setae; tergite IX setae finely acute and as long as tube; tube shorter than head width.

Male

Macropterous, smaller than female; fore tarsus with tooth variable in size; tergite IX setae B2 short and stout; sternite VIII without glandular area; aedeagus slender with apex slightly bifid.

References

- Moritz, G., Morris, D.C. & Mound, L.A. (2001). ThripsID – Pest thrips of the world. An interactive identification and information system. CD-ROM. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
16/09/2011 09:53 AEST
Last Updated
08/04/2014 21:06 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Black Flower Thrips (Haplothrips gowdeyi) Updated on 4/8/2014 9:06:32 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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