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Thrips excaeletus

1 A thrip at Piney Ridge

Thrips excaeletus at Piney Ridge - 20 Nov 2020
Thrips excaeletus at Piney Ridge - 20 Nov 2020
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Identification history

Thrips excaeletus 27 May 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 26 May 2021 Alice

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Significant sighting

27 May 2021

This is only the second time this species has been collected. It is described from a single specimen collected at Googong Dam.

Author's notes

This record from Bluett's Block (aka Piney Ridge) represents the second only time this thrips has ever been collected. The images show features of head and thorax, and illustrates identifying structures.

6 comments

Alice wrote:
   26 May 2021
Sorry, forgot to put in species ID. For more information see
http://www.ento.csiro.au/thysanoptera/worldthrips.php
   26 May 2021
Thanks Alice - very exciting find what is the species?
Alice wrote:
   26 May 2021
I have now tried to add the species name that I was given! My mistake in omitting it. My colleague only imaged the head and thorax, but the rest is not diagnostic. You can only ID these with any certainty if you make a slide preparation. It was certainly an interesting find.
   31 May 2021
What size is this insect? I'm guessing it is very small and these images were taken with a microscope?
Alice wrote:
   1 Jun 2021
Michael
They are tiny, body length about 1.4 mm. You will find similar-looking thrips on garden flowers. The images are taken with a compound microscope set up with a camera and a programme with which you can take multiple images and stack them to give a comprehensive image.
Jean wrote:
   2 Jun 2021
An amazing structure for such a tiny creature. How lucky we are to be able to see it.

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Nearby sightings

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Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Piney Ridge - 15 Oct 2020 by SandraH Petrorhagia nanteuilii (Proliferous Pink, Childling Pink) at Piney Ridge - 27 Sep 2020 by Christine Scolopendra laeta (Giant Centipede) at Piney Ridge - 27 Sep 2020 by Christine Cormocephalus aurantiipes (Orange-legged centipede) at Piney Ridge - 27 Sep 2020 by Christine Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Piney Ridge - 31 Jul 2020 by Kurt Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Piney Ridge - 24 Nov 2019 by Christine Coccinellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified lady beetle) at Piney Ridge - 24 Nov 2019 by Christine Rhinodia rostraria (Necklace Geometrid) at Piney Ridge - 28 Sep 2019 by Christine Philobota undescribed species near arabella (A concealer moth) at Piney Ridge - 28 Sep 2019 by Christine Accipiter cirrocephalus (Collared Sparrowhawk) at Piney Ridge - 23 Jul 2018 by Christine Hylacola pyrrhopygia (Chestnut-rumped Heathwren) at Piney Ridge - 28 Oct 2017 by rawshorty Hylacola pyrrhopygia (Chestnut-rumped Heathwren) at Piney Ridge - 21 Oct 2017 by rawshorty Austroscolia soror (Blue-winged flower wasp) at Piney Ridge - 21 Oct 2017 by Christine
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Piney Ridge - 15 Oct 2020 by SandraH
Petrorhagia nanteuilii (Proliferous Pink, Childling Pink) at Piney Ridge - 27 Sep 2020 by Christine
Scolopendra laeta (Giant Centipede) at Piney Ridge - 27 Sep 2020 by Christine
Cormocephalus aurantiipes (Orange-legged centipede) at Piney Ridge - 27 Sep 2020 by Christine
Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Piney Ridge - 31 Jul 2020 by Kurt
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Piney Ridge - 24 Nov 2019 by Christine
Coccinellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified lady beetle) at Piney Ridge - 24 Nov 2019 by Christine
Rhinodia rostraria (Necklace Geometrid) at Piney Ridge - 28 Sep 2019 by Christine
Philobota undescribed species near arabella (A concealer moth) at Piney Ridge - 28 Sep 2019 by Christine
Accipiter cirrocephalus (Collared Sparrowhawk) at Piney Ridge - 23 Jul 2018 by Christine
Hylacola pyrrhopygia (Chestnut-rumped Heathwren) at Piney Ridge - 28 Oct 2017 by rawshorty
Hylacola pyrrhopygia (Chestnut-rumped Heathwren) at Piney Ridge - 21 Oct 2017 by rawshorty
Austroscolia soror (Blue-winged flower wasp) at Piney Ridge - 21 Oct 2017 by Christine

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 20 Nov 2020 07:35 AM Recorded on
  • Alice Recorded by

Additional information

  • Leucopogon ericoides Associated plant
  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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