Scolothrips ochoa Mound, Tree & Goldarazena, 2010 : 64

Mound, Laurence A., 2011, Species recognition in the genus Scolothrips (Thysanoptera, Thripidae), predators of leaf-feeding mites, Zootaxa 2797, pp. 45-53: 50

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.204061

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3511565

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/21523C0B-F834-1244-DCE1-805AFD4180C6

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scientific name

Scolothrips ochoa Mound, Tree & Goldarazena, 2010 : 64
status

 

Scolothrips ochoa Mound, Tree & Goldarazena, 2010: 64 

This highly characteristic Australian species with compact antennal segments is presumably host-specific on Raoiella  , a genus of mites in the family Tenuipalpidae  . It is the only member of Scolothrips  known to be a predator of mites that are not members of the Tetranychidae  . The metanotal sculpture ( Fig. 1View FIGURES 1 – 8) is similar to that of asura  , and different from other members of the genus. The pronotal chaetotaxy is variable, because the holotype has a single small seta on the right hand side just in front of the posterior margin; one paratype has a pair of such setae ( Fig. 1View FIGURES 1 – 8); the other paratypes have no setae in this position. It is not clear if these setae are homologous with the pronotal discal setae of the sexmaculatus  species-group.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Thysanoptera

Family

Thripidae

Genus

Scolothrips

Loc

Scolothrips ochoa Mound, Tree & Goldarazena, 2010 : 64

Mound, Laurence A. 2011
2011
Loc

Scolothrips ochoa

Mound 2010: 64
2010