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scientific name    Terebrantia    

Varies with species: Leaves, mosses, trees (Mound and Kibby, 1998), flowers (Palmer et al., 1989).


The antennae have 6 to 9 segments with sensoria of various forms; flat, raised, setae-like or forked. Postocular setae may be absent or small, and the maxillary stylets do not retract much into the head. The maxillary palps may be two or three segmented. Epimeral sutures are rarely present on the pronotum, and basantra is absent. The mesospinasternum may or may not be fused to the metasternum. The tarsi may be one or two segmented but both states do not occur in the same species. When wings are fully developed, there are one to several longitudinal wing veins present, with microtrichia on the wing membrane. A pelta is not present, and abdominal segment 1 has a stippled posterior border. Dorsal sigmoidal wing holding setae are never present on the abdominal tergites and females have a saw-like ovipositor. Males and females may have glandular areas on one or more sternites. Abdominal segment 10 is tapered, and the major anal setae are directly on segment 10 (Stannard, 1968).

life history
Varies with species.

Varies with species.

diet info
Many species feed on flower or leaf tissue, though some are predaceous (Mound and Marullo, 1996).

Worldwide (Mound and Marullo, 1996).

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