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Klambothrips myopori
2222_2113 Photo added 2010-07-28

Klambothrips myopori (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae)
Myoporum Thrips
San Leandro, Alameda County, California
August 30, 2009

Myoporum leaf damage caused by thrips. The thrips and the tree are native to Australia and New Zealand. Myoporum has been widely planted in California, but since around 2005, many have been adversely affected by Klambothrips myopori. This species of thrips was scientifically described in 2007.

all photos and text © Joyce Gross