Don’t know which species you have? Start with the identification key to the nine recognised families of Thysanoptera, six of which are found in Australia. Or select from one of the other identification keys: Merothripidae species (4), Melanthripidae species (13), Aeolothripidae species (31), Thripidae subfamilies (4), Dendrothripinae species (15), Panchaetothripinae species (27), Sericothripinae species (16), and Thripinae species (222).
Currently there are 36 species of pest thrips recorded in Australia that are responsible for crop losses through feeding damage and tospovirus transmission. We are grateful to various research colleagues in the Australian agricultural community for providing some of the tospovirus and feeding damage images below.