Entomology Collection TitleImage Bugs Pinned
Species Page - Phlaeothripinae
species list search results ->Phlaeothripinae ->species page

E-mail this Page   
Print this Page   
Link to this Page   

scientific name    Phlaeothripinae    

habitat
May be found on leaves, flowers, dead branches, leaf litter, or leaf galls (Mound and Marullo 1996).

seasonality
Undocumented.

identification
The maxillary stylets are narrow, about 2-3 microns broad through most of their length. In some species, antennal segments 7 and 8 are broadly joined. A glandular area is usually present on sternite 8 of males, and setae B2 on tergite 9 are short and stout (Mound and Marullo 1996).

life history
There is great structural variation between species, and within many of the species in this group. Much of this variation within a species is associated with competition among males for females, or competition for resources (Moritz et al 2001).

conservation
Undocumented.

diet info
Individual species may feed on leaves, fungal hyphae, flowers, or be predatory on scale insects or mites (Mound and Marullo 1996).

range
Worldwide (Palmer et al 1989).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=29178



Comments (0)Add New Comment

Comments are published according to our submission guidelines. The EH Strickland Entomological Museum does not necessarily endorse the views expressed.

Add New Comment (all fields are required)
Validation:

Related Species Info
Authorship
References (3)

 

Logo Department of Museums and Collections ServicesLogo University of Alberta