red-banded thrips

noun

Definition of red-banded thrips

: a chiefly tropical thrips (Selenothrips rubrocinctus) that is extremely destructive to cacao and in Florida is sometimes a pest of avocado and mango

called also cacao thrips

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“Red-banded thrips.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red-banded%20thrips. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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