MELVYN YEO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MELVYN YEO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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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