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Californian wingless thrips

Scientific Name
Apterothrips apteris
Scientific Author
(Daniel, 1904)
Taxonomy
Thysanoptera, Terebrantia, Thripidae, Thripinae
Status
Exotic Species Establishment in Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Female apterous; dark brown including antennae. Antennae 8-9 segmented, VI with incomplete, oblique suture producing an apparent ninth segment; III–IV with sensorium simple. Head weakly reticulate, with no ocelli, ocellar setae III as long as diameter of three eye facets. Pronotum with no long setae, little sculpture medially. Meso and metanotum with sculpture transverse. Tergites with transverse reticulation medially, tergites I–VIII with craspedum on posterior margin. Sternites III–VI with craspedum consisting of five lobes, VII with median lobe not developed and median pair of setae arising in front of margin.

Male smaller and paler than female, sternite II with an internal glandular structure opening through an aperture on the antecostal margin of segment III; tergite IX with two pairs of short stout thorn-like setae.

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Desley Tree
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Desley Tree
Created
02/11/2010 05:02 AEST
Last Updated
21/10/2011 12:31 AEST
Citation
Desley Tree (2010) Californian wingless thrips (Apterothrips apteris ) Updated on 10/21/2011 12:31:03 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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