oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - South African Thysanoptera - 7

Volume 20, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Zonothrips smutsi spec. nov. (Figs. 1-6) Female (macropterous) Length (distended) about 1.1-1.3 mm. Colour as seen in the series of specimens from Potgietersrust, which were collected into 10 % alcohol plus 0.1 % Triton emulsifier, and mounted within two weeks in Canada balsam: brown to blackish brown and prominently banded with yellow; head brown dorsally, laterally, and ventrally, sometimes somewhat paler brown ventrally behind the eyes; eyes so deep red as to appear black; ocellar crescents not differentiated in most specimens, deep red in those which have retained some of the orange-red internal pigmentation;

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