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scientific name    Thrips aurulentus    

Duff surrounding Cronartium comandrae (Nakahara 1994).


Length of the body varies around 0.82mm, but this may fluctuate somewhat as this species is only known from a few compacted specimens. The body is a bright golden yellow. The forewings are pale gray-brown, with a pale median stripe. The head is wider than long, approximately as long as the pronotum and is transversely sculptured posterior of the eyes. The anterior ocellus is small, and ocellar setae pair 2 is long. Ocellar setae pair 3 is posterolaterad of the anterior ocellus and outside the ocellar triangle. The antennae are 7 segmented with segments 3 and 4 constricted distally and a sense cone on segment 6. Posteroangular setae on the pronotum are about half as long as the pronotum itself. Three pairs of posteromarginal setae are present. Forewings are pointed distally with interrupted setae on the fore vein and only 8 setae on the hind vein. Females are macropterous, and males are currently unknown. Abdominal tergite 2 has 3 lateral setae, tergite 8 has a complete comb of microtrichia, and tergite 9 has 2 pairs of campaniform sensilla. Sternite 1 have 2 anteromedial setae (Nakahara 1994).

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Alberta (Nakahara 1994).

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