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EENY 476: Alligatorweed thrips (suggested) Amynothrips andersoni O'Neill (Insecta: Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae)

Figure 5. Leaf distortion on alligatorweed, Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb. is characteristic of feeding by adults and larvae of the alligatorweed thrips, Amynothrips andersoni O'Neill.

Credit: Gary Buckingham, USDA Agricultural Research Service, retired; Bugwood.org