Any one of numerous small species of Thysanoptera, especially those which attack useful plants, as the grain thrips (Thrips cerealium).
Tiny, active insects of the order Thysanoptera which primarily move into seedling cotton in high numbers, often as a result of drying alternative hosts.
very small, thin insects that feed on sap and cause damage to foliage and flowers
sing. Thrips. Tiny insects known to feed on African Violets. The most common species of Thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, is yellow in color, but Thrips may also be brown or black. Because of their very small size (about 1/50 inch), a magnifying glass may be needed to see them. In most cases, however, their presence is unmistakable. As Thrips feed, they spill pollen from the anthers, leaving a light yellow powder on the flowers. More information.
any of various small to minute sucking insects with narrow feathery wings if any; they feed on plant sap and many are destructive
any of various minute insects of the order Thysanoptera, having usually four narrow wings fringed with hairs, and many of which are major pests of various plants and trees
Thrips are tiny (1/16th of an inch) winged insects that feed on plants by sucking sap from cells of leaves and flowers.
Thrips (Order Thysanoptera) are tiny, slender insects with fringed wings (thus the scientific name, from the Greek thysanos (fringe) + pteron (wing)). Other common names for thrips include thunderflies, thunderbugs and corn lice. Thrips species feed on a large variety of sources both plant and animal by puncturing them and sucking up the contents.