Thrips speratus,

Mound, Laurence A., 2010, Species of the Genus Thrips (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) from the Afro-tropical Region, Zootaxa 2423, pp. 1-24: 16

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Thrips speratus
status

 

Thrips speratus  zur Strassen

Thrips speratus  zur Strassen, 1978: 241

Based on two females from Namibia, this species was subsequently recorded from Natal (zur Strassen, 2006). The original illustration indicates that the pronotal external posteroangular setae sometimes may be scarcely 0.5 as long as the inner pair.

Diagnosis. Body dark brown, tibiae yellow, forewing dark with basal quarter pale. Antennae 7 - segmented. Ocellar setae III posterior to fore ocellus, within ocellar triangle. Pronotum with transverse striae, discal setae small, inner posteroangular setae longer than external pair. Metanotum reticulate medially, median setae relatively short and far behind anterior margin. Forewing first vein with 3 setae on distal half. Tergite VIII with complete comb of rather widely spaced but short, microtrichia; pleurotergites with no discal setae but with many rows of microtrichia; sternites with numerous discal setae.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Thysanoptera

Family

Thripidae

Genus

Thrips