Karnyothrips longiceps (Hood)

Mound, Laurence A. & Matsunaga, Janis N., 2017, The species of Haplothrips (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae) and related genera recorded from the Hawaiian Islands, ZooKeys 662, pp. 79-92: 88

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Karnyothrips longiceps (Hood)


Karnyothrips longiceps (Hood)  


There is a slide of this species in the USNM collection, Beltsville, taken in quarantine from Hawaii at San Pedro, California in March, 1969, and this is possibly the basis for longiceps   being listed from Hawaii. However, two micropterous females of this species were collected from dead Acacia koa   on Hawaii in July 2016, one at Hakalau, Mauna Kea, the other at Kipuka Ki, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Described originally from Illinois, USA, it appears to be widespread south through Central America to Chile and Peru ( Mound and Marullo 1996). It is the same size and colour as flavipes   , but the fore tarsal tooth is minute and the hind tibiae almost completely yellow. Apart from the presence of two pairs of sigmoid setae on the tergites, longiceps   could equally well be placed in Apterygothrips   , since these two genera are not clearly distinguished by the available generic diagnoses.