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Chirothrips mexicanus D. L. Crawford Echinothrips americanus Morgan Rhipiphorothrips cruentatus Hood


Fore and hind wings of thrips are similar and narrow with a long setal fringe. These tiny and slender insects usually hide in cervices between

Thrips palmi Karny

leaves and flowers, some pollen-feeding adults tend to aggregate in flowers. Many species are serious pests of cultivated plants. The main damage is caused by wounds of feeding and egg depositing which form scars on the fruit surfaces. There are about six thousand species from all areas, of which 400 species occurr in Taiwan. Approximately 5 thousand slide specimens at the TARI.

Digital Insect of Taiwan Agriculture Research Institute