|scientific name Odontothrips loti |
Lotus, Anthyllis, Ononis, and on various herbs and trees.
Adults collected in June and July.
The body varies from 1.3 to 1.8mm in length, and is dark brown. Antennal segments 3 and 4, fore tibiae, and all tarsi are yellowish brown. Fore wings are brown, with a whitish sub-basal band. The head is wider than long and interocellar setae are well developed and long. Antennal segment 6 has a broad base, and is barely pedicellate. The sense cone on antennal segment 6 has an enlarged base. The mouth cone is long and pointed (Stannard, 1968). The apex of each foretibia has a stout claw, and abdominal tergites 2 to 7 are weakly striate lateral to the median setae (Pitkin, 1972).
Introduced from Europe (Stannard, 1968).
Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, B.C. (Chiasson, 1986), Europe (Pitkin, 1972).
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