Described from three females from California and two from Utah (Nakahara, 1994: 98), this species has not been studied by the present authors. It is a dark brown species with no sternal discal setae, but has only two setae distally on the fore wing first vein.
T. paramadronii has been compared to the more common Californian species, T. madronii (Nakahara, 1994: 98). The genus Thrips is the second largest genus in the Thysanoptera, and currently includes, worldwide, about 295 species. All members of the genus lack ocellar setae I on the head, and they all have ctenidia on tergite VIII posteromesad to the spiracles. Other characters, such as number of antennal segments, number of setae on the fore wing veins, and number of discal setae on the sternites are variable between species (Palmer, 1992; Mound & Masumoto, 2005).
Taken once from Cytisus [Fabaceae].
Known only from California and Utah.
THRIPIDAE - THRIPINAE
Thrips paramadronii Nakahara
Thrips paramadronii Nakahara, 1994: 97
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