|scientific name Hercinothrips |
Pantropical. On plants in greenhouses, houses and malls in Alberta (Heming).
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).
Nine species are currently placed in this genus (Wilson, 1975; Mound and Marullo, 1996).
Leaf feeder (Mound and Marullo, 1996).
Originally from Africa, members of this genus are now found around the world (Mound and Kibby, 1998).
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