tobacco thrips (Frankliniella fusca ) on burley tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (burley type)) - 1440120

tobacco thrips
Frankliniella fusca (Hinds, 1902)

Host: burley tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (burley type) L.)
Descriptor: Damage
Description: Tobacco thrips may cause damage to tobacco, especially during dry years. These slender yellow-to-brown insects are about 1/25 inch long. Adults have four very narrow, featherlike wings. Adults and nymphs suck sap from the leaves producing gray to silver feeding marks primarily along the veins of the lower leaves. The leave also become peppered with minute black spots. The underside of midribs may be damaged. Heavy infestations cause the foliage to turn yellow.
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Image location: United States

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Name: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Slide Set
Organization: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Country: United States

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