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  Thrip (Thripidae family )





Thrip | Thripidae family  photo
Thrip on underside of Lilly Pilly plant (Syzygium sp.)

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Thrip | Thripidae family  photo
Infestation of pest thrips on Lilly Pilly plant (Syzygium sp.)

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



THRIP FACTS

Identification
This thrip was found on underside of Syzygium pot plant. The adult is black with white legs and very slender pale wings. The nymphs are yellowish white and wingless initially. Infested leaves lose condition and become dusty and discolored. I'm not sure what species this is.

Size
3mm

Habitat
foliage of plants

Food
sucks sap from leaves

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



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