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scientific name    Panchaetothripinae    

habitat
Leaves of shrubby plants, trees, grasses (Mound and Kibby 1998), and mosses (Mound and Marullo 1996)

seasonality
Undocumented.

identification
The head, legs, and abdomen have heavy reticulate sculpture (Palmer et al., 1989). Antennae are 7 or 8 segmented, with forked sensoria on segments 3 and 4 (Mound and Marullo, 1996). Antennal segments 3 and 4 lack microtrichia, and the terminal segments are often very long and slender. The first vein on the forewing is fused to the costa (Palmer et al., 1989). The meso and metathoracic furcae are transverse and lack a median spinulae (Mound and Marullo, 1996).

life history
Members of this subfamily cause cell damage to plant leaves, which often causes the leaves to become deformed (Palmer et al., 1989). Some species also cause damage to crop seedlings and grasses (Mound and Kibby, 1998).

conservation
Undocumented.

diet info
Feeds on leaves (Wilson, 1975; Mound and Kibby, 1998).

range
Pest species in this group are usually found in the tropics or in greenhouses in temperate climates (Palmer et al., 1989).

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