After 80 h, the black discoloration spread toward the metathorax, mesothorax
, prothorax, and pleural region, and the abdomen was completely compressed and dehydrated.
Margin of prothorax ocher with a white spot dorsally on mesothorax
, and a conspicuous black spot dorsally on A4 to A5 abdominal segment.
Mature (third instar) agabine larvae have spiracles on pleural regions of the mesothorax
and abdominal segments 1-7 and head lengths of 1.
No humeral bristles and, associated with the rearward extension of the mesothorax
, most posterior of 3 bristles on each notopleuron well behind other two bristles.
with short setae a and m, metathorax and anterior segments of abdomen with large lanceolate and finely ciliated spines; posterior part of great abdomen with slender setae (fig.
There is a relatively strongly supported sister group relationship between Hydrometridae and Hermatobatidae, which was diagnosed on the basis of upright egg deposition and a distinctly prolonged mesothorax
08) than the anterior on the pro- and mesothorax
but subequal on the metathorax.
DIAGNOSIS: Easily distinguished from all other Australian emesine species by a combination of its unique brown and white coloration, wing venation, extremely constricted pronotum, and swollen mesothorax
Thysanoptera adults have paired spiracles on the pleura of the mesothorax
and metathorax and on the first and eighth abdominal tergites (Moritz 1997).
and metathorax with light diffuse pigmentation in the center and darker shading on the perimeter.