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Species Erythrothrips keeni

Thrips in Los Padres National Forest - Erythrothrips keeni Erythrothrips keeni
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Family Aeolothripidae (Predatory Thrips)
Genus Erythrothrips
Species keeni (Erythrothrips keeni)
Explanation of Names
Erythrothrips keeni Moulton, 1929
Size
1.66-2.37mm, males smaller
Identification
Forewings broad, posterior half of forewings dark including clavus but basal third entirely pale (photo)(1)
Range
Western USA
Habitat
Common in the arid mountainous areas of California(1)
Food
Asteraceae, including Chrysothamnus and Achillea millefolium.
See Also
Most similar to Erythrothrips ariznoae, which has the forewings entirely dark along the posterior margin.