Journal Of Entomology And Zoology Studies

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Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2015; 3( 5): 01-06
P-ISSN: 2349-6800
E-ISSN: 2320-7078
JEZS 2015; 3(5): 01-06
© 2015 JEZS
Received: 05-07-2015
Accepted: 06-08-2015
A. S. Abd El-Wahab
Department of Economic
Entomology and Pesticides,
Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo
University, Giza, Egypt
Correspondence:
A. S. Abd El-Wahab
Department of Economic
Entomology and Pesticides,
Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo
University, Giza, Egypt
Identification of a new species, Marigold thrips
"Neohydatothrips samayunkur Kudô" (Thysanoptera:
Thripidae) on marigold in Egypt
A. S. Abd El-Wahab
Abstract
Neohydatothrips samayunkur, a thrips species infest African marigold, is recorded from Egypt for the first time. A detailed description is given of how to identify this thrips species. Tagetes erecta L. were grown in the experimental farm at Giza governorate, Egypt. The Sampling was carried out during mid
April to late July and from early September to late December, (2013& 2014). A weekly sample randomly selected and examined for the presence of thrips. Identification was based on the morphological characters. N. samayunkur adult body is bicolor, dark brown with abdominal segments 3-6 yellowish with brown antecostal ridge. Antenna 8 segments, Legs; Mid- and hind tarsi: 2-segmented, The hind leg tibiae is brown medially and otherwise yellow. Fore wings alternating bands of dark and light. Second larval instars are pale yellow to orange in color, antenna and all tibias are gray. Mesonotum with
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