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Family Thripidae

Thrips - Neohydatothrips variabilis They're thrips nymphs, all right - Heliothrips haemorrhoidalis Microscopic Bug Light colored thrips on Queen Anne's lace Thrips - Arorathrips Tiny bug that bites thrips - Ctenothrips bridwelli - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Family Thripidae
Numbers
the second largest thrips family, and the largest among Terebrantia, with >260 spp. in 50 genera in our area(1) and >2000 spp. in ~230 genera worldwide, arranged into 4 subfamilies (Thripinae containing ~80% of spp.)(2)
Range
worldwide; the majority of species occur in the tropics and warm temperate areas, but a few are known from the subarctic (Greenland) and the subantarctic(2)
Remarks
includes many pest species