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Species Hercinothrips femoralis

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Family Thripidae
Subfamily Panchaetothripinae
Genus Hercinothrips
Species femoralis (Hercinothrips femoralis)
Explanation of Names
Hercinothrips femoralis (Reuter 1891)
Range
native to Africa, widely introduced to tropical/subtropical areas
Remarks
leaves of many different plants (can damage banana and beet plants, and other crops)
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