Selenothrips rubrocinctus

Selenothrips rubrocinctus
Selenothrips rubrocinctus Femelle.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Thysanoptera
Family:Thripidae
Genus:Selenothrips
Species:
S. rubrocinctus
Binomial name
Selenothrips rubrocinctus
(Giard, 1901)[1]
Synonyms[2]
  • Heliothrips rubrocinctus Giard
  • Physopus rubrocinctus Giard (1901)
  • Heliothrips decolor Karny
  • Heliothrips mendex Schmutz
  • Brachyurothrips indicus Bagnall

Selenothrips rubrocinctus, commonly known as the redbanded thrips,[2] is a species of thrips in the family Thripidae. It was first described from the West Indies but may have originated in northern South America. It has spread to other parts of the world and now has a near pan-tropical distribution, occurring in North, Central, and South America, Africa, southern Asia, and Australasia.[2]

Description

The adult female redbanded thrip is about 1.2 mm (0.05 in) in length; the male is slightly smaller, but is seldom observed. The colour of both is black or dark brown with a reddish tinge, especially in the first three abdominal segments and the anal segments. The wings are dark. The nymphs and pupae are distinctively coloured being yellow or pale orange, with the first three abdominal segments and the tip of the abdomen being vivid red.[2]