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Traits: Tiny winged or wingless long-bodied insect; if winged, they have four narrow wings with fringes of long hairs; antennae, sucking mouthparts

Habitat: Flowers and leaves of plants

Foods: Flowers, leaves, buds, fruits; few eat fungal spores, mites, and small insects.

Eaten by: Warblers, chickadees, creepers, wrens, ants, hornets, ground beetles, lacewings

Do You Know? Some thrips carry microscopic organisms that cause plant diseases.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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