Kranzithrips mareebai, Mound, Laurence A., 2011

Mound, Laurence A., 2011, Grass-dependent Thysanoptera of the family Thripidae from Australia, Zootaxa 3064, pp. 1-40: 21-22

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Kranzithrips mareebai


Kranzithrips mareebai   sp.n.

( Figs 47–51 View FIGURES 46 – 51 )

Female macroptera. Body brown, legs paler with tibiae and tarsi almost yellow; antennal segments III –IV and basal half of V yellow, VI –VIII light brown; fore wing shaded medially and at base including clavus, but pale subbasally and on apical quarter. With the characters indicated above; ocellar setae pair III shorter than length of an ocellus, arising within the triangle; postocular setae minute, three setae in simple row close to margin of eye ( Fig. 51 View FIGURES 46 – 51 ); tergite I reticulate, II –IV with decreasing amount of sculpture medially, V –VIII with no sculpture between median campaniform sensilla; sternal marginal setae small, median pair on VII arising just in front of margin.

Measurements (holotype female in microns). Body length 1420. Head length 80; width across eyes 110; ocellar setae III 8. Pronotum, length 140; maximum width 180; pa inner setae 30; pa outer setae 40. Fore wing length 600. Metanotal median setae 12. Tergite IX, median dorsal setae 40; setae S 1 70; S 2 95. Tergite X setae S 1 75. Antennal segments III –VIII length 38, 32, 43, 45, 12, 15.

Male macroptera. Similar to female except sternites with broad pore plate; tergite IX median setae very stout, apparently fused together ( Fig. 50 View FIGURES 46 – 51 ).

Measurements (paratype male in microns). Body length 1150. Tergite IX median setae 50.

Material studied. Holotype female, Queensland, between Mareeba and Kuranda, in grass tussock, 26.viii. 2004 (B.Kranz 928 b).

Paratypes, 2 females, 1 male collected with holotype.