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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
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.
Less than 2 mm.
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.
From Southeast Asia or the Indian subcontinent, nowadays widely distributed.
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