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Red-banded Cocoa Thrips

Scientific Name
Selenothrips rubrocinctus
Scientific Author
Giard
Taxonomy
Thysanoptera, Terebrantia, Thripidae, Panchaetothripinae
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Fore wing with black setae
Source
Laurence Mound ANIC, CSIRO
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Diagnostic Notes

Female dark blackish brown; forewing dark with 2 rows of black setae; tarsi and apices of tibiae yellow; antennal segments III & V yellow in basal half, IV yellow at base and apex. Head with cheeks constricted to basal neck. Antennae 8-segmented. Pronotum short, surface with transverse lines of sculpture. Mesonotum without median division. Metanotum with clearly defined triangle. Tarsi 1-segmented. Forewing with costal cilia longer than costal setae; both veins with row of widely spaced setae. Abdominal tergites reticulate laterally; tergites III-VIII with pair of long setae medially; VIII with complete comb of long microtrichia.

Male with abdomen slender; sternites III-VII with small round glandular area; tergite IX with 3 pairs of stout thorn-like setae.

 

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Specimen Contact
Laurence Mound
Author
Mound, L.
Created
01/07/2005 03:36 AEST
Last Updated
09/01/2007 19:09 AEST
Citation
Mound, L. (2005) Red-banded Cocoa Thrips (Selenothrips rubrocinctus) Updated on 1/9/2007 7:09:11 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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