|scientific name Frankliniella tenuicornis |
Grasses and cereals (Moritz et al., 2001).
Adults collected in June through August.
Body varies around 1.6mm in length, and is dark brown. Antennal segments 3 and 4, all tibiae, tarsi, and the tips of the femora are yellow to yellowish-brown. The wings are a light yellow, and ocelli are red (Stannard, 1968). The head is prolonged in front of the eyes, and 3 pairs of ocellar setae are present. Ocellar setae pair 3 is as long as the anterolateral margin of the ocellar triangle. Postocular setae pair 1 is present. The pronotum has 5 pairs of major setae, with the anteromarginal setae shorter than the anteroangulars, and one pair of minor setae between the posteromarginal submedian setae. The metanotum has 2 pairs of setae at the anterior margin. The forewings have 2 complete rows of veinal setae, and the posteromarginal comb on tergite 8 is not developed. Sternites 3 to 7 lack discal setae (Moritz et al., 2001).
Sometimes causes damage to grasses and cereals (Moritz et al., 2001).
Alberta, Ontario (Chiasson, 1986), widespread in Europe from Britain to Russia, Turkey, Libya and extending through Mongolia, China and Japan (Moritz et al., 2001).
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