|scientific name Ctenothrips |
The head is longer than wide and bulges on either side, halfway between the eyes and at the base. Ocelli are present and large. Antennae are 8 segmented, and segments 3 and 4 have forked sense cones. Maxillary palps are 3 segmented, and labial palps are 2 segmented. The prothorax is weakly striated and looks almost smooth. The metascutum is hexagonally reticulate. Forewings with 2 longitudinal veins, each of which is set regularly and completely with setae. Abdominal tergites and sternites are strongly hexagonally reticulate. Abdominal segment 10 is stout and tube-like. A complete comb of setae is located on the posterior margin of tergite 8. Males have a subbasal glandular area on each of abdominal sternites 3 to 8 (Stannard, 1968).
This genus contains two species, only one of which occurs in Canada (Chiasson, 1986).
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