|scientific name Oxythrips |
Associated with various species of pine (Stannard, 1968).
Adults collected in June and July.
Antennae are 8 segmented, with segments 3 and 4 having forked sense cones. The mouth cone is not greatly drawn out, or enlarged. Antennal segment 6 has a partial suture near the apex. Prothorax has a single, well developed pair of epimeral setae. A suture separates the mesospinasternum and the metasternum. Tarsi are 2 segmented and forewings have two veins, of which the fore vein is covered with interrupted setae and the hind vein with setae uniformly spaced. Pleural plates present on abdomen. Median pairs of setae are large distances apart on the intermediate abdominal tergites. The median pair of setae on segment 9 not overly long or well developed (Stannard, 1968).
This genus has approximately 30 member species, many of which are difficult to ID down to species (Mound et al., 1976).
Most species in this genus are Holarctic (Mound et al., 1976).
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