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Oriental tea thrips

Scientific Name
Scirtothrips dorsalis
Scientific Author
Hood
Taxonomy
Thysanoptera, Terebrantia, Thripidae, Thripinae
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Adult female
Source
Laurence Mound ANIC, CSIRO
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Diagnostic Notes

Female yellow, tergal and sternal antecostal ridges brown with associated brown area; antennal segments V–VIII brown; forewings weakly shaded. Antennae 8-segmented. Head wider than long, postocular region and ocellar triangle with closely spaced transverse lines; 3 pairs of ocellar setae, pair III close together between hind ocelli. Pronotum with transverse lines; 4 pairs of posteriomarginal setae. Metanotum with parallel longitudinal lines of sculpture on posterior half; campaniform sensilla absent; median setae arise behind anterior margin. Forewing first vein with 3 setae on distal half, second vein with 2 widely spaced setae; posterior fringe cilia straight. Tergites III–VI with median setae small but close together; II–VIII with lateral thirds covered in closely spaced rows of fine microtrichia; VIII with comb complete across posterior margin; IX with several rows of discal microtrichia. Sternites covered with rows of microtrichia except anteromedially.

Male smaller; tergite IX posterior angles without pair of stout curved processes (drepanae).

 

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Specimen Contact
Laurence Mound
Author
Mound, L.
Created
27/07/2005 02:02 AEST
Last Updated
20/09/2007 15:07 AEST
Citation
Mound, L. (2005) Oriental tea thrips (Scirtothrips dorsalis) Updated on 9/20/2007 3:07:28 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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