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Sweet-potato thrips

Scientific Name
Dendrothripoides innoxius
Scientific Author
Karny
Taxonomy
Thysanoptera, Terebrantia, Thripidae, Thripinae
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
High
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Female macropterous or micropterous with wings no longer than thorax width. Colour golden yellow with brown marks laterally; forewings pale with brown marking sub-basally and medially. Antennae 8-segmented. Head with cheeks bulging behind eyes, constricted to basal neck, dorsal surface reticulate. Pronotal setal bases prominent, but no long setae. Metanotum irregularly reticulate, median setae well behind anterior margin. Forewings narrow, major setae minute. Tergites II–VIII with numerous broadly based stout microtrichia laterally, VI–VIII with 1 or 2 pairs of stout setae medially pointing toward midline; IX & X with setae stout.

Male micropterous; tergite IX with pair of stout thorn-like setae arising from large median tubercle, also a group of 6 small tubercles; sternites IV–VII with small transverse glandular area near antecostal ridge.
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Laurence Mound
Author
Mound, L.
Created
11/07/2005 02:37 AEST
Last Updated
09/12/2021 16:35 AEST
Citation
Mound, L. (2005) Sweet-potato thrips (Dendrothripoides innoxius) Updated on 12/9/2021 4:35:44 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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