Insect id
Location: Madrid (Spain)
October 1, 2011 7:24 pm
I’m trying to find what bug is this, but I cannot find nothing nowhere.
Thanks for the help.
Signature: blackberriem


Hi Maria,
We do not recognize your insect, and since we took the day off yesterday unexpectedly, we need to try to respond to as many requests as we can this morning.  We are posting your insect as unidentified and we hope to try to research this later, and perhaps one of our readers will be able to provide us with some assistance.

Eric Eaton confirms Thrips identification
Yes, it is a thrips, but not sure which family, let alone genus, species. …

Location: Spain

4 Responses to Thrips is Unknown Insect from Spain

  1. I think this might be a Thrips, Thysanoptera.

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  2. I think this might be a Thrips, Thysanoptera. Maybe something related or near to this group: the Phlaeothripidae?

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  3. Hi Maria,

    it is a thrips of the family Phlaeothripidae.
    The species is Compsothrips albosignatus O.M.REUTER, 1884. According to the shape of the front femurs I would say that it is a male.
    This species is widespread in Southern Europe, Cyprus and in North Western Africa.

    Nice photo!



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