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pear thrips

noun
1.
a minute, slender-bodied insect, Taeniothrips inconsequens, that eats the blossoms of flowering plants and is a common pest of pear, maple, almond, apple, and other trees in the eastern U.S.
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  • pear thrips injure the blossoms of the pear, apple, and other fruiting species.

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