Dolichothrips franae Mound & Okajima

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: 83

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Dolichothrips franae Mound & Okajima


Dolichothrips franae Mound & Okajima  


Species of the genus Dolichothrips   have the mouth cone unusually long and pointed (Fig. 8). D. franae   has previously been known only from Oahu and Kauai, where it was living on the leaves of Macaranga tanarius   . However, eight females have been studied that were collected in October 2014 from Hibiscus tiliaceus   on Oahu, and a breeding population was found on Hawaii in May 2016 on the leaves of Hibiscus brakenridgei   . This thrips species is known only from females, and it is likely to have been introduced to the Hawaiian Islands from somewhere in Southeast Asia ( Mound and Okajima 2015). In contrast to the following species, the pronotum is extensively sculptured (Fig. 6).