|scientific name Haplothrips |
Most species in this genus live in flowers (Mound and Marullo, 1996).
The body is brown. The head has a well developed maxillary bridge, and antennae are 8 segmented. Antennal segment 3 has 1 or 2 sense cones, and segment 4 has 4 sense cones. The epimeral sutures on the pronotum are not complete, and basantra are present on the prosternum. Members of this genus are macropterous and the forewings are constricted medially. The pelta is triangular, and each abdominal tergite has 2 pairs of wing retaining setae. On males sternite 8 lacks a glandular area (Mound and Marullo, 1996).
Most species feed on flowers, though a few are predatory (Mound and Marullo, 1996), some feed on pollen (Chiasson 1986) and others feed on fungal hyphae (Palmer et al, 1989).
Worldwide (Palmer et al, 1989).
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