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Poinsettia thrips

Scientific Name
Echinothrips americanus
Scientific Author
Morgan
Taxonomy
Thysanoptera, Terebrantia, Thripidae, Thripinae
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Female brown, internal pigment red; tarsi and tibial apices yellow, also antennal segments III & IV; forewings brown with base sharply white. Antennae 8-segmented; segments III & IV with sense cone simple and curved. Head with reticulate sculpture dorsally; 3 pairs of ocellar setae, III anterolateral to ocellar triangle; 2 pairs of stout postocular setae behind inner margin of eyes. Pronotum strongly reticulate; 2 pairs of major setae near posterior angles. Metanotum reticulate, median setae small and arising near anterior margin. Forewing curved forward and pointed, costa and first vein with row of long capitate setae, second vein without setae. Tergites II–VIII with pair of long setae medially,  with irregular rows of microtrichia laterally; tergite VIII posteromarginal comb complete, microtrichia slender. Sternal setae arising in front of margin.

Male sternites III–VIII each with about 100 small circular glandular areas.
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Specimen Contact
Laurence Mound
Author
Mound, L.
Created
12/07/2005 12:04 AEST
Last Updated
26/12/2005 10:24 AEST
Citation
Mound, L. (2005) Poinsettia thrips (Echinothrips americanus) Updated on 12/26/2005 10:24:18 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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