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Synonyms for thrips

any of various small to minute sucking insects with narrow feathery wings if any

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First of all, the number of treatments necessary to reduce thrips populations is unclear.
Lady beetles, in both their adult and juvenile stages, are carnivorous eating aphids, scale, thrips, mealybugs and mites.
Thrips and mites also attack flowers and bolls in addition to leaf.
The economic threshold level (ETL) for Thrips is 8-10 adult or pupae on a leaf.
And if all that hasn't put you off your breakfast, you can even grow your own nematodes, a sort of "pick and mix" package of little killing worms that will wage war on carrot and cabbage root fly, leather jackets, ants, cutworms, gooseberry sawfly, thrips and codling moth.
Apply horticultural oil to control outbreaks of mites, thrips, or whiteflies.
RESEARCHERS AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY HAVE DEVELOPED A "DUAL RESISTANT" TOMATO that can deter thrips insects and the tomato spotted wilt virus that they carry.
In a series of experiments, Liu tested phosphine fumigation under high levels of oxygen against four insects and at different life stages: western flower thrips adults and larvae, leaf miner pupae, grape mealy bug eggs, and Indian meal moth eggs and pupae.
Word cages I hear the sounds of cowards' lips, Quotations from their laser whips, Their hearts aligned to the thrips, Sending us down in sinking ships.
The discovery revealed that the insects called Thrips lived during the dinosaur age and had dusted themselves with hundreds of pollen grains from a gingko tree.
To fill this gap and help Cooperative Extension programs promote the increased use of biological control, we surveyed California citrus growers in spring 2010 regarding their pest management decisions and analyzed the extent to which they used beneficial insects to help control the major citrus pests: California red scale, citrus red mite, citrus thrips and cottony cushion scale.
Scale insects of the families Coccidae and Pseudococcidae (Hemiptera) and thrips Frankliniella schulzei (Trybon) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) were observed in D.
Other insects collected were thrips, lepidopterans and ants.
The key insect pests that decimate cowpea are the cowpea aphid, Aphis craccivora Koch, which attacks the seedlings, flowers and pods, flower bud thrips, Megalurothrips sjostedti, Tryb.
AIn summer large quantities of thrips or thunderflies swarm on to field crops and are blown in the air.