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

Lima, Élison Fabrício B. & Mound, Laurence A., 2016, Species-richness in Neotropical Sericothripinae (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), Zootaxa 4162 (1), pp. 1-45: 37

publication ID

publication LSID

persistent identifier

treatment provided by


scientific name

Neohydatothrips renatae

sp. n.

Neohydatothrips renatae  sp. n.

( Figs 38View FIGURES 32 – 40, 65View FIGURES 50 – 66, 74View FIGURES 67 – 79)

Female macroptera. Colour: body bicoloured, brown on mesonotum, metanotum, tergites II –IV and VII –IX also antecostal ridges on II –VIII, tergite X light brown; head pale with median area brown; fore femora yellow with suffused brown, mid and hind femora with basal half yellow but apical half brown; pronotum anterior third also tergites V –VI pale; antennal segment I light brown, II light brown at base but progressively yellow toward apex, III yellow on basal half but light brown on apical half, IV light brown on basal half and brown on apical half, V brown but slightly paler near base, VI –VIII brown ( Fig. 65View FIGURES 50 – 66); pronotal blotch light brown; fore wing bicoloured with basal, median and sub-apical brown bands in contrast to three pale areas.

Structure: occipital apodeme not touching posterior margin of compound eyes ( Fig. 38View FIGURES 32 – 40), ocellar setae pair III near external margins of ocellar triangle, ocellar triangle transversely striate with internal markings between the striae; pronotum striate, blotch weakly defined apart from anterior margin ( Fig. 38View FIGURES 32 – 40); mesonotum striate, median setal pair anterior to the lateral; metanotum anterior half transversely striate, posterior half longitudinally striate, two pairs of setae at anterior margin; metasternal plate with very shallow anterior emargination; fore wing second vein with two setae ( Fig. 74View FIGURES 67 – 79). Tergites II –VI posterior margin with comb of microtrichia incomplete medially, VII with minute teeth medially, VIII with comb complete; tergite IX with 2 pairs of mid-dorsal setae; sternites III –VI with discal microtrichia medially, absent medially on VII.

Measurements (holotype female in microns): Body length 1130, Head length 40, width 163; ocellar setae III length 13. Pronotum length 119, width 195; pa setae 60. Fore wing length 730. Antennal segments I –VIII length 25, 38, 60, 53, 50, 53, 13, 15.

Male macroptera. Similar to female, but smaller and with tergite VII pale, sternites without pore plates.

Measurements (paratype male in microns): Body length 940, Head length 33, width 145; ocellar setae III length 10. Pronotum length 103, width 175. Fore wing length 590. Antennal segments I –VIII length 23, 33, 53, 48, 45, 50, 10, 13.

Material studied. Holotype female, BRAZIL, São Paulo State, Piracicaba , from unidentified plant, 1.iv.1995 (F.L. Cônsoli) ( ESALQ). 

Paratypes. 5 females and 5 males collected with the holotype (UFPI, UFRGS, USNM, CAS and ANIC).

Comments. N. renatae  is similar to N. paraensis  in colour, but can be distinguished by the unusually bicoloured head (pale laterally and brown medially), the more distinct median pale band on fore wing, and the longer distance between the compound eyes and occipital apodeme.