Common name: Thrips
Class: Insecta
Order: Thysanoptera
Ecological niche: Herbivores or predators
Distinguishing characteristics: All thrips have a distinctive
spindle-shaped body with short antennae and short legs.
When present, the wings are slender and rod-like with a
dense fringe of long hairs. The name "Thysanoptera"
means "fringed wings".

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