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Melon thrips

Scientific Name
Thrips palmi
Scientific Author
Karny
Taxonomy
Thysanoptera, Terebrantia, Thripidae, Thripinae
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Female yellow, major setae light brown; antennal segments IV & V brown distally, VI & VII brown; forewings pale. Antennae 7-segmented. Head wider than long, with 2 pairs of ocellar setae; pair III small and arising just outside ocellar triangle. Pronotum with 2 pairs of long posteroangular setae, posterior margin with 3 pairs of setae. Metanotum with irregular longitudinal lines converging to posterior margin, with curving transverse lines at anterior; median setae arising behind anterior margin, campaniform sensilla present. Forewing first vein with 3 (or 2) setae on distal half, second vein with row of about 15 setae. Tergite II with 4 lateral marginal setae; V–VIII with ctenidia present laterally, on VIII posteromesad to spiracles; posterior margin of VIII with complete comb of long slender microtrichia; pleurotergites without discal setae. Sternites III–VII with 3 pairs of marginal setae but no discal setae.

Male smaller; tergite VIII with marginal comb complete medially; sternites III–VII with narrow transverse glandular area.

 

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Laurence Mound
Author
Mound, L.
Created
03/08/2005 01:24 AEST
Last Updated
07/04/2010 11:35 AEST
Citation
Mound, L. (2005) Melon thrips (Thrips palmi) Updated on 4/7/2010 11:35:16 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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