Trichromothrips indicu s (Bhatti),

Li, Yajin, Li, Zhengyue & Zhang, Hongrui, 2019, Trichromothrips genus-group (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) from China, with descriptions of three new species and ten new records, Zootaxa 4544 (1), pp. 79-92: 84

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Trichromothrips indicu s (Bhatti)


Trichromothrips indicu s (Bhatti) 

( Figs 5View FIGURES 1–12, 39View FIGURES 31–39, 41, 46View FIGURES 40–50)

Bhatti (2000) divided Trichromothrips  genus into ten sections, and placed five species (caespitis, cyperaceae, indicus  , obscuriceps and walteri) in the caespitis -section. Members of this section have discal setae present on the abdominal sternites ( Fig. 41View FIGURES 40–50), and sternite VII of females with all major setae in front of the posterior margin. The shaded fore wing is similar to walteri described from North America, but that species has 2-segmented maxillary palps, and the fore wing with one dark brown area before the middle. Collected originally from grass in India, indicus  is here recorded for the first time in China.

Specimens examined. China, Yunnan,  Jinghong City , 1 macropterous female, 2 apterous males from grasses, 30.ix.2011 (Shiqin Sun).