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Thrips

Order Thysanoptera

Description:

the dark one is about 5 mm in length. the lighter ones, I think, are juvenile.

Habitat:

found them on the leaves of a topiary plant..

1 Species ID Suggestions

freelancing
freelancing 10 years ago
Cuban Laurel Thrips
Gynaikothrips ficorum Cuban Laurel Thrips


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18 Comments

aldrin
aldrin 10 years ago

nahanaw oi... hehehe

MizelOstria
MizelOstria 10 years ago

haha . . wagtang lang ug kalit!

aldrin
aldrin 10 years ago

lupad muleeeng..... sutoy pa gani....

MizelOstria
MizelOstria 10 years ago

they can fly too.

aldrin
aldrin 10 years ago

Hi! ChunXingWong found this pic in the internet.
http://anic.ento.csiro.au/thrips/identif...

aldrin
aldrin 10 years ago

i don't know if they are common. i found them in our small roof garden.. These thrips really has longer tail compared to the Cuban Laurel Thrips suggested by freelancing.

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 10 years ago

Are these common in your area?
I have never seen thrip species with such long tails, not even in the Internet.

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 10 years ago

Seems like the thrip larva in the first photo is the largest larva of them all.

hg_williams3
hg_williams3 10 years ago

looks like something out of the movie splice

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 10 years ago

very interesting...thanks !

aldrin
aldrin 10 years ago

@freelancing: these probably are Gynaikothrips ficorum (Cuban Laurel Thrips)..
thanks for the help.

I uploaded a fourth pic. it's not very clear though.

freelancing
freelancing 10 years ago

The black one appears to be Gynaikothrips ficorum (Cuban Laurel Thrips) - the one w/ the red stripe might be another species... unsure.

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 10 years ago

scorpions*

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 10 years ago

Look like scorcipons

Carolina
Carolina 10 years ago

So cool Aldrin!!

ThePinappleMan
ThePinappleMan 10 years ago

Cool!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 10 years ago

Wow!

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 10 years ago

Great spotting, I have never seen a thrip this long.

aldrin
Spotted by
aldrin

Leyte, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 2, 2012
Submitted on Jan 2, 2012

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