Habrothrips Ananthakrishnan,

Mound, Laurence A., Dang, Li-Hong & Tree, Desley J., 2013, Genera of fungivorous Phlaeothripinae (Thysanoptera) from dead branches and leaf-litter in Australia, Zootaxa 3681 (3), pp. 201-224: 211

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Habrothrips Ananthakrishnan


Habrothrips Ananthakrishnan 

The only species in this Urothripine genus, H. curiosus  ( Fig. 22View FIGURES 19 – 24), was described from India. It lives in leaf-litter and on dead twigs, and has been studied from southeast Asia as well as northern Australia ( Mound 1972 a).

Diagnosis. Body tuberculate-reticulate; head with prominent preocular prolongation; maxillary stylets wide apart, retracted to postocular setae; antennae 8 -segmented, segment III with 2 sensoria, IV with 4 sensoria; pronotum with only epimeral setae well-developed, no notopleural sutures; basantra absent; mesopraesternum complete, slender; no sternopleural sutures; fore tarsi without tooth; fore wings, if present, narrow, no duplicated cilia; pelta broad; tergites II –VII each with 2 pairs of broad wing-retaining setae in macropterae; tergite IX more than twice as long as VIII; tube slender, about twice as long as head, anal setae more than twice as long as tube; male without pore plates.