US1 Thysanoptera Fall 2015
Location of collection: Lat: 38° 58'33.56N Long: 84° 0'37.17W
Date of collection: August 2015
H' value: 3.36
Distinguishing morphological features of Order: Long slender body with short legs. Tarsi: 1-2 segmented. Wings when present are long and thin with fringe of long hairs. They have short antennae with sucking mouthpart.
Ecological Importance: Some predatory thrips help control mite population.
Economic/agricultural/human health importance: They transmit plant pathogens and are considered destructive pests of plants such as grains, fruits and vegetables by humans.