Thrips simplex (Morison),

Mound, Laurence A., 2010, Species of the Genus Thrips (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) from the Afro-tropical Region, Zootaxa 2423, pp. 1-24: 15

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Thrips simplex (Morison)
status

 

Thrips simplex (Morison) 

Physothrips simplex Morison, 1930: 12 

Taeniothrips quinani Moulton, 1936: 506 

Four synonyms are listed under this species ( Mound, 2010), and of these T. quinani  was based on a series of specimens from South Africa collected in the flowers of a vine. The Gladiolus Thrips  is now found worldwide, but presumably originated in southern Africa in association with the extensive Iridaceae  flora of that area.

Diagnosis. Body and legs dark brown, tarsi and antennal segment III paler; forewings brown, base paler. Antennae 8 -segmented. Ocellar setae III small, just inside ocellar triangle; postocular setae pair II minute. Pronotum with 2 pairs of posteroangular setae, external pair slightly shorter than inner pair. Metanotum reticulate, reticles elongate on posterior half, with faint sculptured internal markings ( Fig. 52View FIGURES 44 – 56); median setae short, behind anterior margin; campaniform sensilla absent. Forewing first vein usually with 7 setae on distal half. Tergite VIII comb complete but slightly irregular; pleurotergites without discal setae, with rows of coarsely ciliate microtrichia; sternite II with 1 or 2 discal setae, III –VII with about 12 discal setae in single row.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Thysanoptera

Family

Thripidae

Genus

Thrips

Loc

Thrips simplex (Morison)

Mound, Laurence A. 2010
2010
Loc

Taeniothrips quinani

Moulton 1936: 506
1936
Loc

Physothrips simplex

Morison 1930: 12
1930