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Species Parthenothrips dracaenae - Parlour Palm Thrips

Unknown housplant bugs - Parthenothrips dracaenae Palm Thrips - Parthenothrips dracaenae
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Family Thripidae
Subfamily Panchaetothripinae
Genus Parthenothrips
Species dracaenae (Parlour Palm Thrips)
Other Common Names
Palm Thrips
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heliothrips dracaenae Heeger, 1854
Parthenothrips concolor Uzel, 1895
Explanation of Names
Parthenothrips dracaenae (Heeger, 1854)
Range
Probably native to Australia, now found worldwide (1)
Food
Feeds on a variety of plants, typically palms, especially the cultivated palm Howea forsteriana (1)