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English Name

Thrips

Description

Thrips are sap suckers about one sixteenth inch long, colored yellow, green or black with finely fringed wings that give them a fuzzy appearance. They seldom fly and are more likely to jump, like springtails. Thrips can attack any fairly soft leaves, causing mottling or streaking. They also attack flowers which then develop white spots.

Harmful

Type

Vegetables & Flowers

Attracted to

Trap

Thrips are attracted to blue and sometimes yellow. Make sticky traps to catch them.



Did you know?

Beneficial insects are attracted to your garden by coreopsis, feverfew, and sweet alyssum.