oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - South African Thysanoptera - 8



Talitha gen. nov. Body elongate, flattened dorso-ventrally, sculpturing weak and inconspicuous; head about 1.3-1.6 as long as wide, 1.3-1.6 as long as pronotum and about 1.8--2.0 as long as tube, cheeks almost parallel; eyes not bulging, forming a continuous line with cheeks, about 0.3 as long as head, not markedly prolonged dorsally or ventrally, but produced into a short more or less blunt point on outer posterior angle on dorsal side; head width at eyes about 1.0 - 1.2 of width on basal collar; antennae eight segmented, areola of segment ii situated about at middle of total length of segment or basad of the middle, segment iii asymmetrical and with a prominent ridge or ledge at base, segment viii broad at base, not pedicellate, sense-cones short,


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