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scientific name    Chilothrips    

habitat
Conifers (Bailey, 1957).

seasonality
Adults collected in January, June, and July.

identification
The head is broad and the antennae are 8 segmented. Antennal segments 3 and 4 have forked sense cones, and the mouth cone is greatly enlarged. The pronotum is long and has only one pair of well developed epimeral setae. The mesospinasternum and metasternum are separated by a suture. The fore legs are not enlarged. The fore wings have 2 longitudinal veins with the setae on the fore vein interrupted, and the setae uniformly spread on the hind vein. Pleural plates are present on the abdomen, and the median pair of setae is placed well apart on intermediate abdominal tergites. Abdominal tergite 8 lacks a posterior comb of setae (Stannard, 1968).

life history
There is only 1 species currently listed in this genus, and males are unknown (Chiasson, 1986).

conservation
Undocumented.

diet info
Feeds on the pollen of conifers (Chiasson, 1986).

range
Alberta, Ontario (Chiasson, 1986), California, New York, Maryland, Minnesota (Bailey, 1957).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=3383



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