oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Studies In African Thysanoptera, 1



Chirothrips capensis n.sp. (Figs. 1-8). Summary of characters: A dark species of intermediate to large size, in female without any prolongation of the head, in male with a short prolongation between fore margin of eyes and bases of antennae, second antennal segment not at all produced at outer margin in both sexes, sense-cones on antennal segments III and IV simple, in female with interocellar setae often laterad of the fore ocellus, in male with small, circular areae porosae on sternites III to V. Female macropterous, male brachypterous.


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