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Oriental vegetable thrips

Scientific Name
Thrips parvispinus
Scientific Author
(Karny, 1922)
Taxonomy
Thysanoptera, Terebrantia, Thripidae, Thripinae
Status
Exotic Species Establishment in Australia
Reliability
High
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Desley Tree d
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Diagnostic Notes
Female macropterous; head and thorax paler than brown abdomen, legs mainly yellow; antennal segment III yellow, also basal half of IV–V; forewings brown with base sharply pale. Antennae 7-segmented, III–IV constricted at apex, sensorium forked, VII short. Head wider than long with two pairs of ocellar setae; pair III arising on anterior margins of ocellar triangle; postocular setae pairs I and III slightly longer than ocellar setae III, pair II minute. Pronotum with two pairs of long posteroangular setae. Metanotum reticulate medially, reticles varying in shape, sometimes with faint internal markings; median setae long, arising behind anterior margin; campaniform sensilla absent. Forewing first and second veins with complete rows of setae. Tergite II with three lateral marginal setae; tergites V–VIII with ctenidia present laterally, on VIII posteromesad to spiracles; posterior margin of VIII with comb almost absent, a few microtrichia present laterally; pleurotergites without discal setae. Sternite II with two pairs of marginal setae, III–VII with three pairs; II and VII without discal setae, III–VI with about 6 to 12 discal setae in an irregular row.

Male largely yellow; tergite VIII with no posteromarginal comb; sternites III–VII each with small transverse pore plate, discal setae arising laterally.

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Specimen Contact
Desley Tree
Author
Desley Tree
Created
15/11/2010 03:58 AEST
Last Updated
15/11/2010 15:58 AEST
Citation
Desley Tree (2010) Oriental vegetable thrips (Thrips parvispinus ) Updated on 11/15/2010 3:58:37 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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