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Gum tree leaf thrips

Scientific Name
Australothrips bicolor
Scientific Author
Bagnall
Taxonomy
Thysanoptera, Terebrantia, Thripidae, Panchaetothripinae
Status
Native Australian Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Female variable; body brown when mature, but teneral adults with abdomen yellow; tarsi and tibiae largely yellow, femora shaded with brown; apex of antenna brown; forewing with veins yellow, extreme base brown. Head and pronotum reticulate, with no long setae; head with cheeks sharply constricted at base. Antennae 8-segmented. Mesonotum with median longitudinal division. Metanotum with sculptured triangle. Tarsi 1-segmented. Forewing with no long veinal setae, but 2 long setae at wing apex; costa without cilia. Tergites III-VIII strongly sculptured, with 1 pair of strong setae medially; VIII without a posteromarginal comb; X shorter than IX, with complete longitudinal division.

 

Male similar to female, no stout setae on tergite IX, no sternal glandular areas.

 

 

 

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Specimen Contact
Laurence Mound
Author
Mound, L.
Created
29/06/2005 12:08 AEST
Last Updated
31/12/2007 10:35 AEST
Citation
Mound, L. (2005) Gum tree leaf thrips (Australothrips bicolor) Updated on 12/31/2007 10:35:51 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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