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Oriental sugar cane thrips

Scientific Name
Fulmekiola serrata
Scientific Author
Kobus
Taxonomy
Thysanoptera, Terebrantia, Thripidae, Thripinae
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Female brown, tibiae and tarsi yellow, also antennal segments III–V and base of VI; forewings light brown with base paler. Antennae 7-segmented. Head longer than wide and projecting slightly in front of eyes; only 2 pairs of ocellar setae present, pair II longer than side of ocellar triangle, pair III anterolateral to triangle; postocular setae small, one pair displaced to posterior. Pronotum with 2 pairs of long posteroangular setae, posterior margin with 3 pairs of setae. Metanotum with converging lines of sculpture; campaniform sensilla present; median setae arise behind anterior margin. Forewing first vein with 3 setae on distal half, second vein with 10 to 12 setae. Tergites I–VIII with craspedum of pale narrow lobes, the lateral ones pointed; tergites VI–VIII with median pair of setae as long as lateral pair; V–VIII with paired ctenidia laterally, on VIII posteromesad of spiracle. Sternites without discal setae, posteromarginal craspedum of pointed lobes.

Male smaller; tergite IX with 2 pairs of subequal setae medially; sternites III–VII with transverse glandular area.
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Laurence Mound
Author
Mound, L.
Created
21/07/2005 01:25 AEST
Last Updated
31/12/2006 14:30 AEST
Citation
Mound, L. (2005) Oriental sugar cane thrips (Fulmekiola serrata) Updated on 12/31/2006 2:30:25 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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