oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A new gall-inducing phlaeothripid species (Insecta: Thysanoptera) from South Africa

Volume 54, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Mallothrips giliomeei spec. nov., from the southwestern Cape Province, South Africa, is descriptionbed and illustrated. The species belongs in the Phlaeothripidae to the tribe Hoplothripini and inhabits the leaves of the tree Nuxia floribunda Bentham (Loganiaceae) causing marginal leaf rolls. This is the first record of Mallothrips outside India.

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