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Black Plague Thrips

Scientific Name
Haplothrips froggatti
Scientific Author
Hood, 1918
Taxonomy
(Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae: Phlaeothripinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Female

Macropterous; body and legs dark brown, fore tarsi slightly lighter brown; antennal segment III light brown at base; forewing pale with base including scale dark brown; major setae light brown. Antennae 8-segmented, segment III much smaller than IV with 1 sense cone, IV with 4 sense cones. Head about as long as wide; postocular setae capitate, shorter than dorsal width of compound eye, arising close to posterior margin of eye; maxillary stylets retracted to postocular setae, about half of head width apart with distinct maxillary bridge. Pronotal anterior pairs of setae short but capitate, posterior pairs longer. Prosternal basantra well developed; mesopraesternum complete and boat-shaped but narrow medially; metathoracic sternopleural sutures not developed. Fore tarsus without tooth. Forewing constricted medially, with about 8 to 10 duplicated cilia. Pelta elongate triangular with flared basal lobes; tergites II - VII each with 2 pairs of sigmoid wing-retaining setae; tergite IX setae B1 blunt but B2 finely acute, about as long as tube; tube shorter than head width.

Male

Macropterous; similar to female; fore tarsus with small tooth near base; tergite IX setae B2 short and stout; sternite VIII without glandular area; aedeagus slender with bilobed apex.

References

- Moritz, G., Morris, D.C., Mound, L.A. (2001). ThripsID – Pest thrips of the world. An interactive identification and information system. CD-ROM. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
16/09/2011 09:25 AEST
Last Updated
08/04/2014 21:03 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Black Plague Thrips (Haplothrips froggatti) Updated on 4/8/2014 9:03:10 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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