Neohydatothrips fasciatus (Moulton)

Lima, Élison Fabrício B. & Mound, Laurence A., 2016, Species-richness in Neotropical Sericothripinae (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), Zootaxa 4162 (1), pp. 1-45: 20-21

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Neohydatothrips fasciatus (Moulton)


Neohydatothrips fasciatus (Moulton) 

( Figs 18View FIGURES 15 – 23, 89, 90View FIGURES 80 – 91)

Sericothrips fasciatus Moulton, 1938: 375  .

Female macroptera. Colour: body bicoloured ( Fig. 89View FIGURES 80 – 91), brown on head, mesonotum, metanotum, tergite II laterally, tergites III –VII with brown mark anterolaterally but antecostal ridge pale medially except on VII; VIII –IX yellow; fore wing with 3 dark and 3 pale bands, apex pale, clavus dark with pale setae; antennal segments I –III pale, basal half of IV –VI pale; hind tibiae yellow.

Structure: Occipital apodeme close to but not quite confluent with posterior margin of eyes, ocellar area irregularly reticulate-striate; antennal segments III & IV without an apical neck; pronotal anterior area with narrow transverse reticulations without internal markings, blotch pale and transversely striate ( Fig. 18View FIGURES 15 – 23); mesonotum and metanotum striate; metasternal plate with shallow emargination; fore wing second vein with 1 or 2 setae; tergites VII –VIII with complete comb of long microtrichia on posterior margin, VI with comb short but longer than diameter of one campaniform sensillum, no comb on remaining tergites; tergite IX with 2 pairs of mid-dorsal setae.

Male macroptera. Similar to female ( Fig. 90View FIGURES 80 – 91), but smaller and with colour of antennae and tergites slightly different. Antennal segments I –II pale, III pale with apical third light brown, IV pale with apical third brown, V –VI pale on basal half and brown on apical half, VII –VII brown. Brown marking on tergites smaller than on female, usually only very near antecostal ridges, especially on tergites IV –VI.

Material studied. Holotype female, BRAZIL, Minas Gerais, Viçosa , 8.iv.1933 ( CASAbout CAS)  ; Santa Catarina State, Nova Teutônia [Seara], 23 females and 2 males from young leaves, x.1949  ; 8 females 2 males from Morus nigra  , xi.1949; 7 females 1 male from Sapium  , xii.1949 (F. Plaumann) (USNM).

Comments. Described from a single female, three series of this species have been identified from Nova Teutônia. Antennal segments I –IV, most of V and the base of VI are unusually pale. As noted above, N. daedalus  is particularly closely related to this species.


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Neohydatothrips fasciatus (Moulton)

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


Sericothrips fasciatus

Moulton 1938: 375