The reproduction of the flower thrip starts with males competing for the female thrip. The males start off with flicking their abdomens at each other or they try to stab each other to death with their legs. Once the male wins thee female over he becomes the protector of the female and young. Thrips produce sexually and sometimes go through parthenogenesis. Their young or larva take a couple of days to hatch and then go through the larva, pupa, and adult stages. Between each stage the larva molts until it is an adult. The flower thrips reproduce every year because  they are pests and have to start a new life every year (New Industries 2012).

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