Insect Control: Houseplants

Thrip

Thrip
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Thrips are very small, elongate, cylindrical, gregarious insects ranging from 1/25 to 1/8 inch in length. The nymph are frequently pale yellow and highly active. The antennae and legs are relatively short. Adults are usually black or yellow-brown, but may be translucent and have red, black or white markings They often jump when disturbed. They may have wings or may be wingless. Thrips can be distinguished with the head and central area of the body having a distinct network of lines. If wings are present, they are long, narrow and fringed with hairs.