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Family Thripidae

No Clue - Arorathrips desert thrips Unknown housplant bugs - Parthenothrips dracaenae On Chinese Tallow - Scirtothrips greenhouse thrips - Heliothrips haemorrhoidalis Tiny bug - moves like a silverfish Thrips Thrips
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Family Thripidae
the second largest thrips family, and the largest among Terebrantia, with >260 spp. in 50 genera in our area(1) and >2000 spp. in ~230 genera worldwide, arranged into 4 subfamilies (Thripinae containing ~80% of spp.)(2)
worldwide; the majority of species occur in the tropics and warm temperate areas, but a few are known from the subarctic (Greenland) and the subantarctic(2)
includes many pest species