GGC1 Zach Chickachop Fall 2016 5
Morphospecies 1 Thysanoptera
Date of collection
August 31, 2016
Location of collection
33.982343 / -84.005977
Distinguishing morphological features
The body is elongated or slender.
Tarsi is segmented in 1-2 sections. The tip of tarsi is swoolen.
When wings are present, they are long and thin with a hint of long hairs.
Antennas are short and segmented in 6-9 sections.
Ecological and Economic/Public health importance
Thysanoptera species are destructive pests of plants as their feeding ways result in plant deformities, scarring, loss of yield, and transmission of plant pathogens.
Thysanoptera speices are beneficial in the sense that they can control mites and other small insects.