|scientific name Chilothrips pini |
White spruce, pine (Chiasson 1986), various other conifers, duff at base of conifers (Bailey 1957).
Adults collected in January, June, and July.
This species varies around 2mm in length, and is uniformly light brown with orange-yellow subintegumental pigment. The head is much wider than long. Antennal segment 6 has a line or impression on the ventral surface near the apex. Mouth cone is greatly enlarged and drawn out. Pronotum has 3 pairs of minor posterior setae between a well-developed epimeral pair of setae. Fore tarsi each lack an apical claw. Females are macropterous, males unknown (Stannard, 1968).
This is the only species in this genus that has been recorded in Canada (Chiasson, 1986).
Suspected to be rather rare as this species is uncommon in collections (Bailey, 1957).
Feeds on the pollen of conifers (Chiasson, 1986).
Alberta, Ontario (Chiasson, 1986), California, New York, Maryland, Minnesota (Bailey, 1957).
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