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Family Thripidae

Orange Thrips Thrips Thrip - female Thrips Thrips found on Hieracium corn pollen Thrips Limothrips denticornis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Family Thripidae
Numbers
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)
Range
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)
Remarks
includes many pest species