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scientific name    Cryptothrips rectangularis    

habitat
Under the bark of various dead branches, including Chokecherry and Peach (Chiasson, 1986).

seasonality
Undocumented.

identification
Body varies around 2.3 to 3mm in length and is dark blackish brown except for the pedicel of antennal segment 3 and the wings, which are colourless. The sides and base of the head are slightly reticulated, and the postocular setae are well developed and pointed. The prothoracic setae are well developed and vary from pointed to blunt. Females are brachypterous or macropterous, while males are brachypterous and smaller than females. The pelta is broadly triangular, and the wing holding setae are well developed (Stannard, 1968).

life history
Undocumented.

conservation
Undocumented.

diet info
Feeds on fungal spores (Chiasson, 1986).

range
Alberta, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba (Chiasson, 1986), Illinois (Stannard, 1968).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=3398



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