Head & Antennae
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Thrips (Phlaeothripidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Giant Thrips (Idolothrips spectrum)|
Thank you Tony and Jenny Dominelli for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
~8mm from the front of the eyes, to the base of the abdomen; not including antennae nor tail.
This is a bit of a scientific joke we think "Giant" as in much bigger than others, but still tiny.
Note the hairy wings.
We photographed 2, in May & Oct.