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scientific name    Toxonothrips gramineae    

habitat
Carex sp., Calamagrostis sp., Rumex sp., grass (Chiasson 1986).

seasonality
Undocumented.

identification
The body is brown with the femora, tarsi, apex of all tibiae, antennal segment 3 and the basal portions of antennal segments 4 and 5 a yellowish brown. Ocelli are present in females, absent in males. Antennal segments 3 and 4 each have a forked sense cone, segment 5 has inner and outer simple sense cones, and segment 6 has 1 inner, and 2 outer simple sense cones. The pronotum is broader than long, and the hind tibiae have a row of comb-like setae. Females are macropterous or apterous and males are apterous. When present, forewings are scythe-shaped. Abdominal tergite 8, on macropterous females, has a complete, but sparse, comb of microtrichia, which is absent on apterous females. The male has large median projection on posterior margin of tergite 8 (Bailey & Kono 1966).

life history
Undocumented.

conservation
Rare (Bailey 1957).

diet info
Undocumented.

range
Alberta, Alaska (Chiasson 1986), California, Oregon (Bailey 1957).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=3047



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