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scientific name    Mycterothrips    

Shrubs and trees (Chiasson, 1986).

Adults collected in June and July.

The antennae have forked sense cones on segments 3 and 4, and segments 7 and 8 form a style. Ocellar seta pair 1 is present, and seta pair 3 is present and within the ocellar triangle. Postocular setae pairs 1 and 3 or both may be well developed. Antennae of females with many minor setae, and segment 6 is narrowed at the base. There are 2 major setae on each of the posterior angles of the pronotum. The pronotum has only 2 pairs of postero-marginal setae. Fore veins on the forewings are covered with setae that are widely interrupted, while those on the hind vein are in a complete row. The metanotum lacks a pair of campaniform sensilla, and a meso- and metaspinula are normally present. Forewings have two distal setae on each fore vein. Abdominal tergites lack ctenidia, and tergites 2 to 7 are transversely striate, except for the mesal third, and the striae are weakly craspedote. Tergite 8 has a long, posterior marginal comb of fine, regular microtrichia. Males lack abdominal glandular areas (O'Neill, 1972).

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diet info
Members of this genus feed on the leaves of shrubs and trees such as Salix sp., and Betula sp. (Chiasson, 1986).

Holarctic, and in the tropics of the old world (Mound et al., 1976)

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