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Species Echinothrips americanus

Thrips - Echinothrips americanus Echinothrips americanus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Family Thripidae
Subfamily Thripinae
Genus Echinothrips
Species americanus (Echinothrips americanus)
Range
Bermuda, Canada (south), Mexico, USA (most of the eastern states), but introduced to Europe (Italy, Netherlands, Austria, UK, Czech Republic, South Bohemia) and also Thailand.
Food
Host plants reported: 40 cultivated and 59 native species.
Life Cycle
They deposit their eggs inside the leaf tissue. The pre-pupae and pupal stages are on the leaf tissue. Developmental time varies with different host species.
Remarks
These thrips are generally slow-moving compared to a western flower thrips (WFT).
Damage to crops can range from minor to extensive, and production may decrease.
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