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  Thrip (Phlaeothripidae family )





Thrip | Phlaeothripidae family  photo
This thrip must have fallen from an overhanging shrub onto the lid of our wheely bin.

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Thrip | Phlaeothripidae family  photo
Thrip.

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



THRIP FACTS

Identification
Thrips are small insects with a long thin body. They are often black in colour. Their mouth parts are designed for rasping and sucking. Many species are pests of garden and agricultural plants

Size
6mm

Habitat
often found inside flowers

Food
many species feed on pollen and flowers

Breeding
Eggs are laid on plants or inserted into plant tissue. The young are similar to adults but wingless. The young pupate before becoming adults



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Thysanoptera
Family:Phlaeothripidae
Genus:Phlaeothripidae family
Species:
Common Name:Thrip