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Thrips: Thysanoptera - Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Thrips And People, Western Flower Thrips (frankliniella Occidentalis): Species Account - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, CONSERVATION STATUS

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WESTERN FLOWER THRIPS (Frankliniella occidentalis): SPECIES ACCOUNT

GEOGRAPHIC RANGE

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Thrips are found on every continent except Antarctica. There are about 5,500 species known worldwide, with approximately seven hundred species in the United States and Canada.

CONSERVATION STATUS

No thrips are endangered or threatened. Their survival depends on the conservation of their food plants and habitats. Developed and agricultural habitats have few or no native species of thrips.

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