Taeniothrips (genus)

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Taeniothrips inconsequens (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Laurence Mound, ANIC, CSIRO
Source: PaDIL

Taeniothrips Amyot & Serville, 1843

This genus of thrips is widely distributed and contains around 20 living species plus a number of fossil ones. Several are considered pests like Taeniothrips inconsequens which infests leaves and buds of various trees, including forest and fruit trees.

The members of the genus have antennae with 8 segments. The head is relatively elongated, ocellar setae pair III emerges within the ocellar triangle and ocellar setae pair I (in front of the first ocellus) is missing. The wings have strong bristles and there is a long gap in the setal row of the first vein. The abdomen has a long and regular comb of microtrichia on the posterior margin of tergite VIII. The abdominal tergites have ctenidia.

Type species: Taeniothrips tigris

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: