Banded thrips

Also called predacious thrips, because of the feeding habits of some species, these thrips are yellow-brown or dark. The body is round in cross section, and the wings, which lie parallel to each other when folded, often have cross bands or stripes.

• LIFE CYCLE Although most banded thrips feed on other small insects, including other thrips, some species feed on pollen grains. The females of most species lay eggs inside host plants with a sawlike ovipositor. When the yellow or orange nymphs are fully grown, they form a silken cocoon underground.

• OCCl JRREN( :i Worldwide, especially in temperate regions. On host plants, and especially on flowers, in various habitats.

banded wings shiny black coloration banded wings shiny black coloration

AEOEOTHRIPS SPKC1KS are often recognized by their banded wings. Most of the species in this genus are found only in the Northern Hemisphere.

distinctive blunt head mottled abdomen

AEOEOTHRIPS SPKC1KS are often recognized by their banded wings. Most of the species in this genus are found only in the Northern Hemisphere.

distinctive blunt head mottled abdomen

AE DOTH RIPS TEN CI CORN IS is common throughout Europe, especially among the yellow flowers of legumes and composites.

Order THYSANOPTKRA

Family PHLAKO THRIPIDAE

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