Trichromothrips Priesner,

Masumoto, Masami & Okajima, Shûji, 2005, Taiwan, with descriptions of four new species and a review of the Trichromothrips group of genera, Zootaxa 1082, pp. 1-27: 6-7

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Trichromothrips Priesner


Genus Trichromothrips Priesner 

Trichromothrips Priesner, 1930: 9  ; Bhatti, 1978 b: 167; 1999: 1–5, reinterpretation; 2000, 1– 65. Type species; T. bellus Priesner  by original description and monotypy.

Apothrips Bhatti, 1967: 20  . Synonymized by Bhatti, 1978 b: 167.

Dorcadothrips Priesner, 1932: 49  ; Bhatti, 1978 b: 167. Synonymized by Bhatti, 1999: 2.

Micothrips Ananthakrishnan, 1965: 18. Synonymized by Bhatti, 1999: 2.

Trichromothrips (Dovithrips) Bhatti, 1999: 2  . Type species; Dorcadothrips flavidus Bhatti, 1978  c by monotypy. Syn. nov.

Female. Macropterous. Body slender and uniformly yellowish white or bicoloured, often vividly coloured when alive. Head often prolonged anteriorly and often strongly constricted behind compound eyes (cf. Figs. 1View FIGURES 1 – 3, 6View FIGURES 6 – 8, 22View FIGURES 22 – 24); mouth­cone short and rounded at apex with 3 ­segmented maxillary palpi. Compound eyes more or less bulging. Ocellar setae I absent, setae III situated between hind ocelli or rarely at tangent of anterior margin of hind ocelli, and relatively long. Postocular setae uniserial and five pairs. Antennae 8 ­ segmented, usually slender, segment I with two dorsal apical setae, III and IV with sensecone forked, III to VI with some microtrichial rows on both dorsal and ventral surfaces (cf, Fig. 7View FIGURES 6 – 8). Pronotum smooth medially; two pairs of posteroangular setae usually developed (cf. Fig. 1View FIGURES 1 – 3) (no long setae in T. veversae Mound & Masumoto  from Australia). Mesonotum with median pair of setae situated near posterior margin or ahead of submedian setae (cf. Figs. 3View FIGURES 1 – 3, 7View FIGURES 6 – 8). Metascutum usually smooth, often weakly sculptured medially; median pair of setae situated at or near anterior margin; campaniform sensilla present or absent. Prosternal ferna undivided. Mesosternum without sternopleural suture; endofurca with spinula. Metasternal endofurca usually without spinula. Metaepimeron with 0 to 2 setae. Fore wing first vein with median long gap in setal row and two setae distally; clavus usually with four (rarely three or five) veinal and one discal setae; posterior fringe hairs wavy. Tarsi 2 ­segmented. Abdominal terga without ctenidia or posteromarginal craspeda; terga II to VII with three setae (B 3 –B 5 setae) along lateral margin arranged in straight line, usually smooth medially and sculptured laterally (cf. Fig. 4View FIGURES 4 – 5); tergum VIII without posteromarginal comb; tergum IX with or without campaniform sensilla (cf. Fig. 10); tergum X without median split; sterna without posteromarginal craspeda, with or without discal setae; sternum II with two or three pairs of posteromarginal setae; sterna III to VII with three pairs of posteromarginal setae; laterotergites without discal setae. Ovipositor developed.

Male. Macropterous or apterous. General structure and colour similar to female. Abdominal tergum IX usually with a pair of posteromarginal processes (drepanae) (cf. Fig. 11View FIGURES 11 – 14); sterna III to VIII with numerous scattered, or three to six, glandular areas (cf. Fig. 13View FIGURES 11 – 14).












Trichromothrips Priesner

Masumoto, Masami & Okajima, Shûji 2005

Trichromothrips (Dovithrips)

Bhatti 1999: 2


Bhatti 1978: 167
Bhatti 1967: 20


Bhatti 1999: 2
Bhatti 1978: 167
Priesner 1932: 49


Bhatti 1978: 167
Priesner 1930: 9