Hollyhock thrips found in Dallas


thrips damaging Althea in home landscape

Immature hollyhock thrips feeding on an Althea flower bud. Note the dark sunken areas on the bud, apparently where the thrips have fed. Click on image for a larger view.

Dallas, TX, Dallas Co. USA. VIII-22-2014 thrips damaging Althea in home landscape. Pseudophilothrips (=Liothrips) varicornis, Althea is a common host and they cause feeding lesions.

You can check specimens against this Lucid guide by Hoddle and Mound

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