oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - South African Thysanoptera - 9



Sericothrips formosus spec. nov. (Figs. 1-4, 14, 15). Female (macropterous) . Length ( distended) 1.1-1.2 mm. Colour variegated, brown to black, grey and yellow: pronotum and abdominal segments v and vi largely yellow; head: dorsal aspect between eyes and ocelli, and as far caudad as occipital line, yellowish brown to light brown, yellow behind occipital line, which is usually not as dark behind ocelli as it is behind eyes; laterally the area below each eye greyish yellow, but tinged with brown along eye and in anterior part, with the occipital line well-marked, brown;


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