the post-stigmatid part of peritreme
is short in the T.
Ventral surface: Pale brown, ostiolar peritreme
creamy white, abdominal venter bearing short, recumbent, pale, simple setae, these setae longer and more numerous on lateral margins of genital cavity.
heavily pigmented; asymmetrical; about 2.
Macropterous form: Thorax: Pronotum wider than long, with hispid tubercles, subquadrate, flattened, not declivous; frontal angles rounded, not projecting; humeral angles obtuse, not exposed; collar indistinctly depressed, not separated by a distinct incised line; middle third of pronotal disk with a broad longitudinal sulcus; anterolateral margins obliquely straight, roughly granulate; posterior margin concavely arcuate before base of scutellum; prosternum depressed; meso and metasternum sulcate; anterior lobe of metathoracic peritreme
weakly reniform, posterior lobe subacute, raised; evaporative area short; posterior margin of metapleura with outer third obtusely rounded, and slightly raised.
A scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a thoracic spiracle (considered here as metathoracic) on an adult female Gynaikothrips ficorum (Marchal) (Phlaeothripidae) shows a hemispherical peritreme
composed of roughly-textured white and gray cuticle containing numerous, jaggedly-circular, black openings or pores (Fig.
COLORATION: Head and thorax dark yellow, mottled with pink spots, with punctures black to reddish brown; rostral segments I to III dark yellow, and IV brown; pro- and mesosternum black; anterior and posterior lobe of metathoracic peritreme
pale yellow; coxae and trochanter dark brown with irregular yellow marks; fore and middle femur dark yellow and densely mottled with black marks; hind femora dark reddish-orange, scattered with black marks; abdominal sterna dark orange, mottled with pink spots, with yellow irregular spots at posterior margin of sterna III to VII; genital capsule dark orange.
of the abdominal terga are reduced and with a central tubercle as in Mycterothrips glycines Okamoto (Miyazaki & Kudo 1989).
3B, 5A, 9D-E); ostiolar peritreme
glabrous and shiny or covered with microtrichae and matte (Figs.
2b); atrium (l = 82 pm, d maximum = 37 pm) simple, with peritreme
0 times as wide as head, with weakly defined calli, distinctly concave lateral margins, and raised basal part; pronotal collar rather long, flat, posteriorly delimited by shallow depression; metathoracic scent-gland evaporatory area broad, leaflike, extended backwards, with comparatively large, distinctly raised oval peritreme
(as in P.
Spiracle I elongate, with fine peritreme
and covered by wing thecae; spiracles IIIV ovate, prominent, with strongly sclerotized peritreme
; spiracle V-VIII closed.
It is here transferred to the tribe Austromirini on the basis of the tumid peritreme
of the metathoracic glands (Cassis, 2008; Cassis and Wall, 2010).