Karphothrips Mound & Walker

Mound, Laurence A., 2011, Grass-dependent Thysanoptera of the family Thripidae from Australia, Zootaxa 3064, pp. 1-40 : 20

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.200567

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6190195

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Karphothrips Mound & Walker
status

 

Karphothrips Mound & Walker

( Fig. 46 View FIGURES 46 – 51 )

Only one species is known in this genus. Described originally from a single female found in New Zealand, both sexes and larvae of K. dugdalei have been taken from the leaves of the common sword grass, Gahnia , at various sites across southern Australia, between Tasmania and Albany in Western Australia ( Mound, 2002). This is a slen- der, yellow species, with a long head superficially similar to Aptinothrips species, but with slender wings that lack a discal seta on the clavus, and prosternal basantra that bear one or two pairs of setae. The tergal campaniform sensilla are close to the posterior margin, as in Bregmatothrips , but no craspeda are developed ( Fig. 46 View FIGURES 46 – 51 ), antennal segment I lacks dorso-apical setae, tergite IX of females has very short median dorsal setae, and the males have a single round pore plate medially on the third sternite.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Thysanoptera

Family

Thripidae