Masamithrips tanyoeikus, Mound, Laurence A., 2011

Mound, Laurence A., 2011, Grass-dependent Thysanoptera of the family Thripidae from Australia, Zootaxa 3064, pp. 1-40: 25-26

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.200567

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F81587F0-FFBD-7676-FF40-FA0DFEBE6AD3

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Plazi

scientific name

Masamithrips tanyoeikus
status

sp.n.

Masamithrips tanyoeikus   sp.n.

(Figs 65–66)

Female macroptera. Body bicoloured, mainly yellow, with base of fore femora shaded, abdominal segment X and distal half of IX dark brown, antennal segments V –VIII light brown; fore wing including clavus weakly shaded in basal half with apex pale. Head with anterior margin slightly conical, cheeks short and straight; ocellar setae pair III arising between mid-points of posterior ocelli (Fig. 65); maxillary palps 2 -segmented. Pronotum posterior margin with 3–4 pairs of setae, outer posteroangular setae slightly shorter than inner pair. Prosternal basantra granulate, with 2–4 pairs of setae; fernal plates with very slender median connection. Metanotum with irregular longitudinal reticulation medially. Fore wing first vein with 7 setae on basal half, 3 widely spaced setae on distal half; second vein with 2 to 4 widely spaced setae. Tergal sculpture weak but complete medially; II –VIII with broad craspedum; tergites V –VIII with few microtrichia on 3 or 4 lines of sculpture; setal pair S 2 on VIII three times as long as S 1 (Fig. 66); IX with median dorsal setae long and stout; tergite X longer than IX and curving slightly ventrally. Sternite II with 2 discal and 2 pairs of marginal setae, III –VI with irregular row of about 9 discal setae, VII with about 12 medially.

Measurements (holotype female in microns). Body length 1070. Head length 75; width across eyes 100; ocellar setae III 17. Pronotum, length 110; maximum width 125; pa inner setae 55; pa outer setae 53. Fore wing length 520. Metanotal median setae 13. Tergite IX length 75; median dorsal setae 60; setae S 1 57; S 2 70. Tergite X length 105; setae S 1 65. Antennal segments III –VIII length 27, 20, 22, 35, 8, 12.

Material studied. Holotype female, Northern Territory, from grasses, 130km East of Three Ways, 18.v. 1999 (LAM 3720).

Paratype, 1 female collected with holotype.

Comments. The elongate tenth abdominal tergite, also the chaetotaxy of tergite VIII (Fig. 66), are unique in this species.

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Poales

Family

Poaceae

Genus

Masamithrips