Neohydatothrips goianus , 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: 24-25

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Neohydatothrips goianus

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Neohydatothrips goianus  sp. n.

( Fig. 25View FIGURES 24 – 31)

Female macroptera. Colour: body mainly yellow with ocellar area, anterior third of mesonotum and lateral thirds of metanotum shaded brown, and antecostal ridges on tergites II –VII brown. Antennal segments I –III yellow, IV brown with basal fourth yellow and apex light brown, V brown with base light brown, VI –VIII brown. Fore wing uniformly pale brownish grey.

Structure: Occipital apodeme not confluent with posterior margin of compound eyes; ocellar area with irregularly reticulate transverse striae ( Fig. 25View FIGURES 24 – 31), setal pair III outside the ocellar triangle; pronotum closely striate with anterior margin of blotch distinct; mesonotum striate, two pairs of setae almost in transverse straight line; metanotum anterior half transversely striate, posterior half longitudinally striate, two pairs of setae on anterior margin; metasternal plate with very shallow anterior emargination; fore wing second vein with two setae; tergites II –VI with comb of microtrichia incomplete medially, comb complete on VII –VIII; tergite IX with 2 pairs of middorsal setae; sternites III –VII with microtrichia medially.

Measurements (holotype female in microns): Body length 820, Head length 53, width 130; ocellar setae III length 23. Pronotum length 103, width 153. Fore wing length 565. Antennal segments I –VIII length 23, 33, 43, 45, 35, 38, 8, 8.

Material studied. Holotype female, BRAZIL, Goiás State, Goiânia , on Ocotea  sp. flowers, 20.ix.2014 (A. Cavalleri) ( UFRGS). 

Comments. This species is based on a single female. Although this is not a recommended taxonomic procedure, the specimen is readily distinguished from the similar species N. similis  and N. flavens  and has an unusual sculpture on the ocellar area.


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