Thrips quadridentatus Trybom,

Mound, Laurence A., 2010, Species of the Genus Thrips (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) from the Afro-tropical Region, Zootaxa 2423, pp. 1-24: 14

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.194532

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scientific name

Thrips quadridentatus Trybom
status

 

Thrips quadridentatus Trybom 

Thrips quadridentata Trybom, 1910: 164 

This species is known only from the two original males, collected in the flowers of Acacia horrida  in the Kalahari, in January, 1905. These specimens are preserved in the collections of the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, and mounted onto slides by J.S. Bhatti in 1970. Long preservation in alcohol has caused serious deterioration in the two specimens. The most complete specimen, labelled “ Lectotype “, has a single metanotal campaniform sensillum, although a pair of sensilla is present on the incomplete specimen ( Fig. 44View FIGURES 44 – 56). Microtrichial rows are visible on the anterior pleurotergites of the Lectotype, but these are not visible on the second specimen. Males in the genus Thrips  typically have a row of four setae medially on tergite IX, but on neither specimen of T. quadridentatus  can these setae be seen. Unfortunately tergite IX is severely distorted in both specimens, but one pair of short stout setae can be seen sub-medially on the posterior margin. The identity of this species remains in doubt, but the type specimens are possibly aberrant individuals of Thrips acaciae  , with which species they were collected.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Thysanoptera

Family

Thripidae

Genus

Thrips

Loc

Thrips quadridentatus Trybom

Mound, Laurence A. 2010
2010
Loc

Thrips quadridentata

Trybom 1910: 164
1910