Thrip on a twig

Thrip on a twig

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Caption: Thrip on a twig. Thrips (order Thysanoptera) feed on sap by piercing plant cells with their mouthparts, which form a feeding tube. Many species are pests of commercial crops due to the damage caused by feeding, and because they are vectors of plant diseases.

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