Scolothrips latipennis Priesner 1950 : 54

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

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scientific name

Scolothrips latipennis Priesner 1950 : 54
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Scolothrips latipennis Priesner 1950: 54 

The type specimens of this species (in SMF) were collected at Cairo, Egypt feeding on Eotetranychus cucurbitacearum  ( Tetranychidae  ) on Citrullus  leaves. It was noted at that time that latipennis  sometimes co-existed on the same leaf as Scolothrips longicornis  , and collections from Egypt in 1987 from soy bean leaves confirmed this association (in BMNH). These two species are readily distinguished from sexmaculatus  because the pronotum lacks a pair of posteromesad discal setae ( Fig. 2View FIGURES 1 – 8). S. latipennis  is another member of the genus that, in fully mature adults, has at least the anterolateral areas of the pterothorax shaded or even dark brown. In fully mature females the abdominal terga are uniformly light brown to brown, although the legs are almost uniformly yellow, and the pronotum is distinctively paler or even yellow. This species is widely reported in countries of the Mediterranean region (zur Strassen, 2003), and is here newly recorded from Australia: two females have been studied taken from Prunus  leaves in New South Wales [near Young in 1965 ( ANIC), and near Leeton in 2001 ( NSWO)].

SMF

Forschungsinstitut und Natur-Museum Senckenberg

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Thysanoptera

Family

Thripidae

Genus

Scolothrips

Loc

Scolothrips latipennis Priesner 1950 : 54

Mound, Laurence A. 2011
2011
Loc

Scolothrips latipennis

Priesner 1950: 54
1950