Phaulothrips inquilinus (Kelly)

Mound, Laurence A. & Tree, Desley J., 2013, Australian spore-feeding thrips of the genus Phaulothrips (Thysanoptera, Idolothripinae), Zootaxa 3608 (4), pp. 239-252 : 247

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Phaulothrips inquilinus (Kelly)


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Kaleidothrips inquilinus Kelly , in Kelly & Mayne, 1934: 73

This is a particularly remarkable species ( Fig. 23 View FIGURES 21 – 29 ), although it is closely related to kingae described below from a single macropterous female. The head bears 10 or 12 pairs of pre-ocellar setae that arise on two elongate tubercles ( Fig. 16 View FIGURES 11 – 20 ). These setae are dark but with the apices sharply pale and blunt. In contrast to many other members of the genus, antennal segment III is uniformly dark brown. Winged and wingless adults have a single pair of wingretaining setae on the tergites, and bear a seta on the lateral lobes of the pelta. The specimens taken from within bee tunnels are all micropterae.

Specimens examined. New South Wales, Marrickville, labeled “ TYPE ” without further data; Sydney, Normanhurst, 1 female from grasses, i.1959; Goulburn, 7 females, 2 males with larvae, from a bee tunnel in Foeniculum vulgare stem, iv.1955; Armidale, 1 female, 2 males from a bee tunnel in F. vu l ga re stem, iv.1955. Queensland, Mt Coot-tha, The Gap, 1 female from dead leaves, 31.xii.2006; Barakula forest, 1 female from Malaise trap, 23.i.-10.ii.2010. South Australia, Whyalla, 1 female macroptera, 1.viii.2000; Lake Gilles, 1 female macroptera, 1 male microptera, 10.iv.2000. Australian Capital Territory, Mt Ainslie, 1 female from dead branches, 19.ix.2008.

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