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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)
Identification
Both sexes fully winged. Brown body.
Range
Oiginally fom Africa, widely introduced to tropical and subtropical areas.
Remarks
Feed on leaves of many different species. Can cause damage to banana and beet plants, and other crops.
Internet References
Species page, Thrips of California