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Entomology: Landscape Pest Management: Insect ID: Beneficial Insects

Thrips

Thrips

Thrips (Order Thysanoptera) are very small, narrow insects with fringes on the edges of their wings. Many species are recognized for their plant feeding (pest) habits, but there are many predaceous members of this insect order. These important predators of mites and small, soft-bodied insects are commonly black, yellow or brown as adults and clear or translucent white-yellow as immatures, although some are a distinctive reddish-orange in color.