Hydatothrips liquidambara Chen

Mirab-Balou, Majid, Yang, Shu-Lan & Tong, Xiao-Li, 2013, One new species, four new records and key to species of Hydatothrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) from China (including Taiwan), Zootaxa 3641 (1): -

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Hydatothrips liquidambara Chen


Hydatothrips liquidambara Chen  

Hydatothrips liquidambara Chen, 1977: 145   .

Described from Taiwan and thereafter recorded from Japan, this species is here identified from the published descriptions and newly recorded from mainland China.

Diagnosis. Female macroptera. Body brown, abdominal segments V lighter than other segments; antennal segments I –III yellow, IV –VIII dark brown, with basal fourth of IV yellow; fore wing brown with a sub-basal pale band. Head with occipital apodeme touching posterior margin of eyes. Antennae 8 -segmented. Pronotum with polygonal reticles outside blotch, with dots in most reticles; blotch slightly concave anteromedially and extending to posterior margin of pronotum. Fore wing second vein with 1 distal seta. Abdominal tergites II –VIII with posteromarginal comb complete but microtrichia short at middle of II –VII. Male similar to female in color; abdominal sternites VI –VIII with pore plates.

Note. In this species, the number of lower vein setae of fore wing is variable between 0–2 (Wang 1994, 2007), but among our specimens, there is only 1 seta (on both left and right wings).

Specimens examined. CHINA: Yunnan Province: 1 female, 1 male, Jinghong (22 °00ʹN, 100 ° 47 ʹE), from Pueraria lobata   , 6.iv. 1987, coll. Tong Xiaoli; Guangdong Province: 4 females, 1 male, The Chebaling National Nature Reserve (24 ° 42 ʹ 11 ″N, 114 ° 11 ʹ 21 ″E), Shixing County, from Pueraria lobata   , 24.iv. 1989, [same locality and host, 7 females, 2 males, 23.vii. 1989], coll. Tong Xiaoli.