Subject:  narrow striped bug
Geographic location of the bug:  centerville utah USA
Date: 06/29/2019
Time: 12:43 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  i was reading a paper and saw a black speck moving so i pulled out my microscope and saw this. it’s the end of june.
How you want your letter signed:  hunter pitt


Dear Hunter,
Thanks for submitting your excellent enlargement of a Thrips (same singular and plural) a tiny insect in the order Thysanoptera generally found in association with plants.  According to BugGuide:  “Thrips can often be found on flowers, they are especially visible on light colored flowers like daisies. Be aware that though they are very tiny, they can give a slightly painful bite.”  Identifying the actually species is beyond our area of expertise.


Location: Centerville, Utah

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