|scientific name Apterothrips secticornis |
Ledum, spruce, Salix, sedges, Eleaguus, on flowers, in meadows (Chiasson, 1986).
Adults collected in June through September.
The body is usually dark brown in colour (Mound and Kibby, 1998), though there is a yellow form in which the thorax, abdominal segment 1, and the legs are yellow (Heming). This species is wingless, with 8-segmented antennae. It is differentiated from the one other species in this genus by the 7-lobed sternal craspedum (Mound and Kibby, 1998).
This species is one of two in the genus, and occurs only in North America (Mound and Kibby,1998).
Holarctic (Mound and Marullo, 1996).
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