Hydatothrips tricinctus (Hood)

Lima, Élison Fabrício B. & Mound, Laurence A., 2016, Species-richness in Neotropical Sericothripinae (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), Zootaxa 4162 (1), pp. 1-45: 8-9

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4162.1.1

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scientific name

Hydatothrips tricinctus (Hood)
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Hydatothrips tricinctus (Hood) 

( Figs 5View FIGURES 3 – 8, 82, 83View FIGURES 80 – 91)

Sericothrips tricinctus Hood, 1928: 231  .

Female macroptera. Colour: body bicoloured ( Fig. 82View FIGURES 80 – 91), generally brown but yellow on pronotum, abdominal segments I, IV–VI and IX–X; fore wing dark with white sub-basal area and paler area at apex; antennal segments I–III largely pale but IV brown; hind femora pale brown, hind tibiae brownish yellow.

Structure: Occipital apodeme almost confluent with posterior margin of eyes, ocellar area with widely spaced transverse striae ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 3 – 8); antennal segments III & IV with constricted apical neck; pronotum with anterior area broadly reticulate with no markings between the major lines, blotch weakly-defined ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 3 – 8); mesonotum and metanotum with widely spaced striae; fore wing second vein with no setae; tergites II–VI without complete comb of microtrichia on posterior margin; tergite IX with 4 pairs of mid-dorsal setae.

Male macroptera. Similar to female, but smaller ( Fig. 83View FIGURES 80 – 91); tergite VII mostly pale with suffused brown area medially; sternites III–VIII with transverse pore plates.

Material studied. BRAZIL, Santa Catarina State, Nova Teutônia [Seara], 11 females and 1 male from dead grasses, vi.1957 (F. Plaumann) ( USNMAbout USNM)  ; Rio Grande do Sul State, Porto Alegre , 1 male and 1 female on grass, 14.ii.2011 (F.S.Melo & A.Cavalleri) ( UFRGSAbout UFRGS)  ; Piaui State, Bom Jesus , 1 female from soybeans, 8.xi.2011, 1 female from same locality and host, 30.vii.2012 (E.F.B.Lima) ( UFPI)  .

Comments. In addition to the material listed above, the holotype of this species from Martinique, also paratypes from Guadeloupe, Dominica and Trinidad, were examined during visits to the USNMAbout USNM collections. The specimens from Brazil differ from the Caribbean specimens in having the pronotal blotch yellow, in contrast to the white of the rest of the pronotum.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

UFRGS

Universidade Federale do Rio Grande do Sul

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Thysanoptera

Family

Thripidae

Genus

Hydatothrips

Loc

Hydatothrips tricinctus (Hood)

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

2016
Loc

Sericothrips tricinctus

Hood 1928: 231