Flower thrips tend to be found living on dead branches or leaves and flowers. What they do is produce growths on leaves and grasses with glue or silk they make. They then burrow into the little shelter made that is provided with both food from the leaves and grasses with flowers around and shelter. They are located in more open locations like prairies, farms, plain, and meadows (Net Industries 2012). It is considered a large pest among many flower species and cause farmers a great deal of money to provide pest control for these pesky insects (Paini, Funderburk, Reitz 2008).

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