oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - South African Thysanoptera - 5

Volume 19, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Hoplandrothrips acaciae spec. nov. (Figs. 1-5) Female (macropterous). Length (distended) about 1.9-2.0 mm. Colour: brown to light brown; eyes so deep red as to appear black; ocellar crescents deep red; mesonotum, tergite ix of abdomen and apical half of tube somewhat paler than rest of body; antennae: i and ii largely as brown as body, i above and ii towards apex somewhat paler, iii to viii largely grey to light brown, iii to v greyish yellow in basal one-fourth or one-fifth but the pale and darker areas merge into one another imperceptibly, pedicel of vi also paler than rest of segment, vii and viii rather uniformly grey; legs concolorous with body, except fore tibiae which are greyish yellow in about apical third or fourth, and all tarsi, which are greyish yellow with brown cups; fore-wings hyaline in apical half, with a very feint cloudiness; approximately one-fourth at base behind sub-basal setae similar to apical half, sometimes slightly more infuscate, this basal area merging imperceptibly with the second fourth, which is very pale grey and somewhat darker posteriorly, scale pale grey, darker than rest of wing but paler than antennal vii and viii; hind wings very feintly infuscate and with a median grey line in basal half; wing fringes grey; all major setae of body and appendages pale, very slightly greyish yellow, except the sigmoids on abdomen which are grey to light brown.

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