Neohydatothrips zucchi , 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: 41-42

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Neohydatothrips zucchi

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Neohydatothrips zucchi  sp. n.

( Figs 43View FIGURES 41 – 49, 79View FIGURES 67 – 79)

Female macroptera. Colour: body mainly yellow, posterior half of head light brown, pronotum with small light brown areas laterally; tergites II –VII with antecostal ridge dark brown and associated small light brown areas anterolaterally ( Fig. 79View FIGURES 67 – 79); tergites VIII –X brownish yellow; fore wing uniformly pale brownish grey with apex paler; antennal segment I pale, II –IV light brown; legs yellow.

Structure: Occipital apodeme not close to posterior margin of eyes, ocellar area apparently lacking sculpture lines, setal pair III just outside ocellar triangle ( Fig. 43View FIGURES 41 – 49); antennal segments III & IV with short constricted neck apically, sense cones elongate; pronotum striate, posterior margin with 2 pairs of prominent setae, blotch not defined, transverse row of setae irregular ( Fig. 43View FIGURES 41 – 49); mesonotum striate, median setal pair anterior to the lateral; metanotum anterior half transversely striate, posterior half longitudinally striate, two pairs of setae on anterior margin; metasternal plate with shallow anterior emargination; fore wing second vein with 2 setae distally; tergites II –VI with comb of microtrichia incomplete medially, VII with minute teeth medially, VIII with complete comb; tergite IX with 2 pairs of mid-dorsal setae; sternites without microtrichia medially.

Measurements (holotype female in microns): Body length 1230, Head, length 88, width 165; ocellar setae III length 23. Pronotum length 135, width 180; posteroangular setae 43. Fore wing length 710. Antennal segments I – VIII length 25, 34, 53, 48, 40, 45, 8, 10.

Male macroptera. Male similar to female; sternites without pore plates.

Measurements (paratype male in microns): Body length 950, Head length 84, width 150; ocellar setae III length 25. Pronotum length 111, width 153. Fore wing length 590. Antennal segments I –VIII length 15, 30, 50, 50, 38, 44, 8, 11.

Material studied. Holotype female, BRAZIL, Santa Catarina State, Nova Teutônia [Seara], on Balfourodendron licanum  , 20.xii.1949 (JDH 2082) (F. Plaumann) ( USNMAbout USNM). 

Paratypes: 2 females collected with holotype, 10 females from same locality as holotype and without host data  , 20.v.1949 (JDH 2041), 1 female from same locality as holotype and without host data  , 9.xi.1949 (JDH 2042A), 2 female 1 male same locality as holotype on dead branches  , xii.1951 (JDH 2084A) (F. Plaumann) ( USNMAbout USNM); Ceará State, Tianguá , 3 females on leaves of unidentified Fabaceae  , 1 female on leaves of unidentified herb  , 14.ii.2016; Piauí State, Bom Jesus , 2 females on soybeans  , 19.x.2011, 1 female from same locality and host  , 1.xi.2011, 1 male from same locality and host  , 30.vii.2012 (E.F.B Lima) (UFPI).

Comments. This species is unusual in having the comb of microtrichia on the posterior margin of tergite VII either interrupted or absent medially, as well as two pairs of prominent setae on the posterior margin of the pronotum and the antennal sense cones elongate. It is closely related to N. luculentus  , and the differences between these two species are discussed under that species.

* Based on Bondar (1930), Mound & Marullo (1996), González & Castillo (2009), Johansen-Naime & Mojica-Guzmán (2009), González et al. (2011) and authors’ data.


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