|scientific name Frankliniella nubila |
Dwarf birch, moss-heather, Cassiope sp. (Chiasson, 1986).
Adult collected in June.
Body varies around 1.3mm in length, and is a uniform dark brown. Antennal segment 3, and the tarsi are lighter brown than the main body colour. The remaining antennal segments and the legs are dark brown almost concolourous with the body. Forewings are light brown, and wing scales are brown at the base, and fade to white at the tip. The head is slightly wider than long, and ocelli are present. Interocellar setae are present. Maxillary palps are 3 segmented, and antennal segment 2 has short spines. The prothorax is wider than long. The inside margin of the hind tibia is armed with 8 stout spines. Forewings have 2 veins; the fore vein with 22 setae, and the hind vein with 18 (Treherne, 1924).
Alberta, and B.C. (Chiasson, 1986).
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