thripsOrder Thysanoptera, thripsThrips

Scientific name:
(Thysanoptera: Thripidae)

Facts: Thrips like this species often feed in flowers. They can be found by tapping the flower head over a piece of white paper or into a box. Thrips are so small they look like a hyphen that moves. The western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, is one of the more common species and occassionally a pest.

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