Eastern flower thrips

Frankliniella tritici

This subspecies is approximately 0.25 inches (6.4 mm) in length, and is an orange and yellow colour.
It attacks the stamen and young berries of strawberry blossoms in springtime. They extract sap from the fruit and their flowers, which can cause the fruits growth to be stunted,and also leads to discolouration.
They are a migrant species; in springtime, they travel long distances from the South, into the Northeast and Midwest parts of America, borne on high-altitude wind currents.

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