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Species Thrips tabaci - Onion Thrips

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Family Thripidae
Subfamily Thripinae
Genus Thrips
Species tabaci (Onion Thrips)
Size
Adults up to 2 mm.
Life Cycle
14 to 30 days
Remarks
Almost worldwide. They are a severe pest of onions and related plants. They can also attack cabbage, cotton, tomatoes, and almost any cultivated plant.
Considered invasive in this country (from Asia). (Capinera, John L. North American Vegetable Pests. The Pattern of Invasion. American Entomologist. Spring 2002)