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scientific name    Aptinothrips stylifer    

habitat
Leaves or leaf sheathes of sedges, or Medicago sativa (Chiasson, 1986).

seasonality
Adults collected from June to September.

identification
The body varies around 1.5mm in length and antennal segments 4 and 5 are brownish, as are the sides of the tibiae. Antennal segment 6 and the end of the abdomen are a dark brown. The head is reticulate in the anterior two thirds, though it is transversely striate in the posterior third. Antennae are 8 segmented, with segment 2 not having flanged sides. Tarsi are 2 segmented. Abdominal tergite 9 has three pairs of long and thickened posterior setae (Stannard, 1968).

life history
A. stylifer is more host specific than A. rufus (Palmer, 1975).

conservation
Undocumented.

diet info
Undocumented.

range
Alberta, B.C., Quebec, Ontario (Chiasson, 1986), England, Scotland, Russia, Siberia, Europe (Jacot-Guillarmod, 1974).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=3376



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