Neohydatothrips paraensis (Hood)

Lima, Élison Fabrício B. & Mound, Laurence A., 2016, Species-richness in Neotropical Sericothripinae (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), Zootaxa 4162 (1), pp. 1-45: 34-35

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Neohydatothrips paraensis (Hood)


Neohydatothrips paraensis (Hood) 

( Figs 40View FIGURES 32 – 40, 50View FIGURES 50 – 66, 73View FIGURES 67 – 79, 102View FIGURES 92 – 103)

Sericothrips paraensis Hood, 1954: 205  .

Female macroptera. Colour: body bicoloured ( Fig. 102View FIGURES 92 – 103), head brown, mesonotum and metanotum light brown to brown, tergites II –VII with antecostal ridge brown, II –IV brown laterally, VII –IX dark brown, X light brown; fore wing with clearly defined sub-basal pale band, but median pale band and apical pale area weakly defined from surrounding brown areas, clavus dark with pale setae; antennal segment I pale, II –III and base of IV mainly pale but with weak shadings; hind tibiae yellow with external margin shaded, femora light brown.

Structure: Occipital apodeme well separated from posterior margin of eyes, ocellar area transversely striate; antennal segments III & IV constricted to short apical neck; pronotum transversely striate without internal markings, blotch with anterior striae more closely spaced and bearing transverse row of setae ( Fig. 40View FIGURES 32 – 40); mesonotum and anterior part of metanotum striate ( Fig. 50View FIGURES 50 – 66); metasternal plate with shallow emargination; fore wing second vein with no setae distally ( Fig. 73View FIGURES 67 – 79); tergites VII –VIII with complete comb of microtrichia on posterior margin but sometimes irregular on VII, no comb medially on remaining tergites; tergite IX with 2 pairs of mid-dorsal setae.

Material studied. Holotype female, BRAZIL, Pará State, Belém , 23.vii.1951, taken with 4 other females on sweeping grass ( USNMAbout USNM)  ; Maranhão State, São Luís , 1 female on Aeschynomene  sp. flowers, 22.vii.2010 (E.F.B.Lima)  ; Minas Gerais State, Uberlândia , 1 female on Phaseolus vulgaris  , v.2001 ( ESALQ)  .

Comments. Described from eight females collected in Pará State this species has also been taken in Maranhão State, close to Pará, and Minas Gerais. In sculpture and in colour pattern, this species is very similar to N. maculicollis  , differing primarily in having the postoccipital apodeme more distant from the posterior margin of the compound eyes, and also in having the brown areas darker and the pale bands of the fore wing rather more clearly defined.


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Neohydatothrips paraensis (Hood)

Lima, Élison Fabrício B. & Mound, Laurence A. 2016

Sericothrips paraensis

Hood 1954: 205