oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Termitophilous Thysanoptera from South Africa
|Article Title||Termitophilous Thysanoptera from South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein.|
|Publication Date||Mar 1967|
|Pages||44 - 47|
The thrips listed below and the new Xylaplothrips species descriptionbed in this paper were all collected in termite nests. The occurrence of Chirothrips hoodi Jacot-Guillarmod within these nests could be accidental; the termites may carry the thrips into their nests with the grass which they harvest. The new species may, however, be a true termitophile; it is brachypterous and its congeners are found in dark and mouldy places, even in a rats nest.
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