oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Two new Heliothripinae (Thysanoptera) from the Transvaal

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Hercothrips helini sp. nov. (Fig., 1a). Female (macropterous).-Length about 1.1 mm. (fully distended, about 1.3 mm.). Colour dark brown, darkest in abdomen and along sides of head and thorax, the head with extreme front and an adjoining area along eyes in front of posterior ocelli, yellow; femora about concolorous with body, yellow at base and at apex, the fore pair paler and more extensively yellow; fore tibiae largely yellow, with a brown area beyond basal fourth which extends forward along inner surface to near tip, the middle and hind tibiae darker, yellow at extreme base and in about apical third, the intermediate portion concolorous with femora;

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