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Thrips: Pictures or Descriptions?

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Re: Thrips: Pictures or Descriptions?

They are tiny, 1 mm or less, probably need magnifying glass to really see them.

Here's one next to a dime:

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Re: Thrips: Pictures or Descriptions?

There are many species of thrips and most will need a magnifyer to be seen. Some of them are large like pepper thrips.

It is easier to recognize their damage. By the time you may notice the damage to the plants, the thrips may have moved on to other plants. Edges of flowers look dry, sometimes you can see flower thrips on white flowers. Leaves are stippled. Young leaves can be deformed when they open

While individual thrip are not hard to kill, they are difficult to get rid of because they have so many host plants.

https://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7429.html
https://www.google.com/search?q=thrip+d ... d=0CB0QsAQ
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Re: Thrips: Pictures or Descriptions?

Thank you guys. I had no idea.



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