Giant Thrips
Head & Antennae
Adelaide Hills
Giant Thrips
Body, dorsal
 
    
Giant Thrips (Idolothrips spectrum)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Thrips (Thysanoptera)
Family: Thrips (Phlaeothripidae)
Species: Giant Thrips (Idolothrips spectrum)
This Photo:     Ovipositor (hairy end)

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills
This is a bit of a scientific joke we think. "Giant" as in much bigger than others, but still tiny.

Copyright © 2011- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Jan-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species