Thrips priesneri Hood,

Mound, Laurence A., 2010, Species of the Genus Thrips (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) from the Afro-tropical Region, Zootaxa 2423, pp. 1-24: 13

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

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scientific name

Thrips priesneri Hood
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Thrips priesneri Hood 

Thrips priesneri Hood, 1932: 136 

Two of the original 14 females have been studied, collected from flowers in the Cameroons, 16.ii. 1916. The original description suggests that the body is sharply bicoloured, as was also described for T. aurantithoracis  . However, the two paratypes are better described as light brown with the abdomen darkest, legs mainly brownish yellow, forewing uniformly shaded with small paler area between the veins sub-basally. At present, aurantithoracis  and priesneri  cannot be distinguished satisfactorily, and may prove to represent the same species (cf. Figs 6View FIGURES 1 – 12, 42View FIGURES 31 – 43). A closely related new species, T. solari  , is described below from southern Nigeria, but that has the pronotal discal setae much weaker than the condition found in T. priesneri  ( Fig. 41View FIGURES 31 – 43)..

Diagnosis. Antennae 7 -segmented, segments III –IV with weak apical neck, IV about 3.1 times as long as wide. Ocellar setae III on anterior margins of triangle, about as long as distance between two ocelli. Pronotum with about 30 transverse lines, posteroangular setae about 0.5 as long as pronotum ( Fig. 41View FIGURES 31 – 43). Metanotum almost striate, median setae behind anterior margin ( Fig. 42View FIGURES 31 – 43). Forewing first vein with 3 setae on distal half. Abdominal tergites with sculpture lines extending sometimes almost to campaniform sensilla; tergite VIII with complete regular comb; sternites and pleurotergites without discal setae.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Thysanoptera

Family

Thripidae

Genus

Thrips

Loc

Thrips priesneri Hood

Mound, Laurence A. 2010
2010
Loc

Thrips priesneri

Hood 1932: 136
1932