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scientific name    Aeolothrips melaleucus    

habitat
Sambucus racemosa, Viburnum sterilis, Sheperdia canadensis, Acer sp.

seasonality
Spring and summer (in Illinois) (Stannard, 1968).

identification
The body is dark brown with red subintegumental pigments, and the head is not prolonged in front of the eyes. Antennal segment 3 and the basal third of segment 4 are yellow or white, and segments 3 and 4 are elongate (Stannard, 1968). Forewings each have 2 cross bands that are connected by a longitudinal band in the posterior margin of the wing (Bailey, 1951).

life history
Undocumented.

conservation
Undocumented.

diet info
This species feeds on thrips and mites (Chiasson, 1986).

range
Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, B.C., and throughout the US (Chiasson, 1986). It was introduced from Europe (Stannard, 1968).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=3498



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