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Subfamily Thripinae

thrips Onion Thrips - Thrips tabaci Salpingothrips aimotofus, female - Salpingothrips aimotofus - female Thrips Arorathrips?  - Arorathrips Unknown Thrips Unknown Thrips Scolothrips sp. - Scolothrips
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Family Thripidae
Subfamily Thripinae
large group of >1700 spp. in 235 genera (but almost half of these genera monotypic)(1)
most of the pest thrips are in this subfamily(1)
Works Cited
1.Thysanoptera recorded from California, U.S.A.: A checklist
Hoddle M.S., Mound L.A., Nakahara S. 2004. Fla. Entomol. 87: 317-323.