- Author: Ben Faber
Newly Improved Thrips Key
The online Lucid Key, Thrips of California (https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/thrips_of_california/Thrips_of_California.html), that identifies native and pest thrips resident in California, along with potentially invasive species not yet present in California, has been updated.
The revised version, Thysanoptera Californica (https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/thrips_of_california_2019/), has been produced to overcome technical problems arising from Java software and to incorporate new information and images, together with some additional potentially invasive thrips species. Information pages are provided to 300 thrips species in 108 genera, with the identification system discriminating 249 species. Of these species, 40 are as yet unrecorded in California but are potential invaders, whether interstate or from overseas.
Remember, if you have one or many of these insects, there is always an "s" at the end of their name. One thrips is a thrips, three thrips are thrips.