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Publication #ENY-879

Pest Identification Guide: An Introduction to Thrips1

Nicole Casuso and Hugh Smith2

Learn to identify thrips with this guide:



This document is ENY-879, one of a series of the Department of Entomology and Nematology, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date October 2014. Reviewed November 2018. Visit the EDIS website at for the currently supported version of this publication.


Nicole Casuso, doctoral student, Department of Environmental Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension; Hugh A. Smith, assistant professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.