Thrips


Courtesy of カキクダアザミウマ Ponticulothrips diospyros

Thrips (Order Thysanoptera), slender, small insects with fringed wings. Common names include thunderflies, thunderbugs, storm flies, thunderblights, storm bugs, corn flies and corn lice.

Thrips species feed on plants and animals by puncturing and sucking up the internal fluids. Thrips are not good flyers and are generally less than 1mm in length.

Like sheep and deer the name thrips is used for both the singular and plural.

Effective Control Bugs: Ladybug, Pirate Bug, Praying Mantis, Green Lacewing

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