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Species Neohydatothrips samayunkur - Marigold Thrips

Marigold Thrips - Neohydatothrips samayunkur Marigold Thrips - Neohydatothrips samayunkur
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Family Thripidae
Subfamily Sericothripinae
Genus Neohydatothrips
Species samayunkur (Marigold Thrips)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hydatothrips samayunkur Kudo, 1996
Identification
Body bicolored yellow and brown; hind tibiae with brown markings; abdominal tergites 9-10 as dark as 7-8 (1)
Range
Adventive in NA (CA, FL, HI); origin unknown, possibly Mexico (1)
Food
Marigold (Asteraceae: Tagetes) (1)
Life Cycle
Breeds in flowers and on leaves; capable of causing extensive damage to its host (1)
See Also
Neohydatothrips variabilis has uniformly pale hind tibiae, and the last two abdominal tergites are paler than the preceeding two segments: