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Cabbage thrips

Scientific Name
Thrips angusticeps
Scientific Author
Uzel
Taxonomy
Thysanoptera, Terebrantia, Thripidae, Thripinae
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Mesonotum and metanotum
Source
Laurence Mound ANIC, CSIRO
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Diagnostic Notes

Female sometimes micropterous or short-winged,  light brown, fore tarsi and tibiae yellow, forewings light brown. Antennae 7-segmented. Head as wide as long, with 2 pairs of ocellar setae; pair III small and arising lateral to ocellar triangle, postocular setae small. Pronotum with 2 pairs of posteroangular setae, posterior margin with 4 pairs of setae. Metanotum with irregular longitudinal lines on posterior half, with transverse lines at anterior; median setae arising behind anterior margin, campaniform sensilla absent. Forewing first vein with 5 to 11 setae on distal half, second vein with row of about 12 setae. Tergite II with 3 lateral marginal setae, V–VIII with ctenidia present laterally, on VIII posteromesad to spiracles; posterior margin of VIII with complete comb of small irregular microtrichia, some arising from common bases; pleurotergites without discal setae. Sternites III–VII with 10 to 15 discal setae in an irregular double row, II sometimes with a single discal seta.

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Specimen Contact
Laurence Mound
Author
Mound, L.
Created
02/08/2005 10:36 AEST
Last Updated
10/01/2007 11:47 AEST
Citation
Mound, L. (2005) Cabbage thrips (Thrips angusticeps) Updated on 1/10/2007 11:47:54 AM 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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