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Grapevine Thrips

Scientific Name
Rhipiphorothrips cruentatus
Scientific Author
Hood
Taxonomy
Thysanoptera, Terebrantia, Thripidae, Panchaetothripinae
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Female dark brown, antennae and legs largely yellow, forewing pale. Head with complex irregular sculpture and a transverse ridge near posterior; cheeks constricted to basal neck. Antennae 8-segmented; segment VIII more than twice as long as VII. Pronotum with no long setae. Mesonotum with complete longitudinal division. Metanotal reticulate triangle well developed. Tarsi 1-segmented. Forewing veinal setae minute; anterior margin with no cilia, posteromarginal cilia straight. Abdominal tergites III-VIII with median groove and 1 pair of strong median setae; tergite VIII with posteromarginal comb of long microtrichia, absent medially.

Male abdominal segment IV laterally with small pointed tubercle; sternites III-VII with small circular glandular area.

 

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Laurence Mound
Author
Mound, L.
Created
01/07/2005 02:58 AEST
Last Updated
09/01/2007 17:24 AEST
Citation
Mound, L. (2005) Grapevine Thrips (Rhipiphorothrips cruentatus) Updated on 1/9/2007 5:24:55 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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