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Thrips: Thysanoptera

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

WESTERN FLOWER THRIPS (Frankliniella occidentalis): SPECIES ACCOUNT
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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.

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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Animal Life ResourceInsects and Spiders