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Mexican grass thrips

Scientific Name
Arorathrips mexicanus
Scientific Author
(Crawford DL, 1909)
Taxonomy
Thysanoptera, Terebrantia, Thripidae, Thripinae
Status
Exotic Species Establishment in Australia
Reliability
High
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Adult female
Source
Laurence Mound CSIRO
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Diagnostic Notes
Female macropterous; dark brown when mature, but teneral individuals bicoloured. Antennae 8-segmented, III–IV with stout simple sensorium, II prolonged on external margin with terminal sensorium. Head small, projecting in front of eyes, vertex usually with three pairs of setae. Pronotum trapezoidal with two pairs of prominent posteroangular setae. Fore coxae enlarged and transverse, fore femora swollen, fore tibia extending laterally along external margin of fore tarsus. Meso and metafurca weakly developed. Forewing slender, apex pointed, first vein with three setae distally, second vein with three to four widely spaced setae. Tergites with sculpture medially, II–V with transverse row of small tubercles along antecostal ridge, I–VIII with complete craspedum. Ovipositor weak, without teeth. Sternites II–IV medially with pattern of tubercles.

Male apterous, yellow; sternites III–VII medially with large circular pore plate

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Desley Tree
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Desley Tree
Created
03/11/2010 04:08 AEST
Last Updated
21/10/2011 12:31 AEST
Citation
Desley Tree (2010) Mexican grass thrips (Arorathrips mexicanus ) Updated on 10/21/2011 12:31:03 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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