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scientific name    Hercinothrips    

habitat
Pantropical. On plants in greenhouses, houses and malls in Alberta (Heming).

seasonality
Undocumented.

identification
The head is strongly constricted near the base, and antennae are 8 segmented. Antennal segment 3 is elongate, and segment 8 is approximately 3 times as long as segment 7. Antennal segment 3 and 4 each with a forked sense cone, and one simple ventral cone. The prothorax is hexagonally reticulae, and the metathorax lacks a raised V-shaped region. The mesospinasternum is fused to the metasternum, and the tarsi are 2 segmented. The forewing is somewhat pointed at the tip, and the leading margin has a row of stout, and of slender setae. Both of the main wing veins are covered with evenly spaced, stout setae. The abdomen is hexagonally reticulate, and males have 3 pairs of stout spines on tergite 9 (Stannard, 1968).

life history
Undocumented.

conservation
Nine species are currently placed in this genus (Wilson, 1975; Mound and Marullo, 1996).

diet info
Leaf feeder (Mound and Marullo, 1996).

range
Originally from Africa, members of this genus are now found around the world (Mound and Kibby, 1998).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=3540



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