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Species Scirtothrips dorsalis - Chilli thrips

Scirtothrips dorsalis female on underside of chili-pepper leaf. - Scirtothrips dorsalis - female Spread Scirtothrips dorsalis female - Scirtothrips dorsalis - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Family Thripidae
Subfamily Thripinae
Genus Scirtothrips
Species dorsalis (Chilli thrips)
Explanation of Names
Author: Hood.
Size
Less than 2 mm.
Identification
Head and legs are pale. Three pairs of ocellar setae on the head. Eight antennal segments. Segments, I-II are pale and III-VIII are dark.
Life Cycle
Egg, first and second instar larvae, prepupa, pupa and adult.
Remarks
From Southeast Asia or the Indian subcontinent, nowadays widely distributed.
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