Argothrips ommatos, Mound, Laurence A. & Tree, Desley J., 2017

Mound, Laurence A. & Tree, Desley J., 2017, Two new Australian fungus-feeding thrips in two new Plectrothripini genera (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae), Zootaxa 4273 (3), pp. 443-446 : 446

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Argothrips ommatos


Argothrips ommatos sp.n. ( Figs 7–12 View FIGURES 7 – 13 )

Female (dealate macroptera). Body, legs and antennae light brown, tarsi and apices of tibiae paler, antennal segment II almost yellow also tube medially. With the character states of the generic diagnosis; macropterous but holotype with wings largely missing, clavus with stout terminal setae, sub-basal setae scarcely 10 microns long.

Measurements (holotype in microns). Body length 1500. Head, length150; width across eyes 150; width at base 100. Pronotum, length 80; width 135; epimeral setae 35. Tergite VIII lateral setae 85. Tergite IX setae, S1 70; S2 95; S3 130. Tube length 85. Antennal segments III–VIII length, 28, 37, 35, 35, 35, 45.

Specimen studied. Holotype female, Australia, Northern Territory, Darwin, East Point vine thicket, from dead wood, 5.v.2014 (D.J.Tree 1809), in ANIC.


Australian National Insect Collection