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Chili Thrips

Scirtothrips dorsalis

How They Eat
  • Rasping Mouthparts

Signs & Symptoms
  • Flowers and apical growth turns brown and look dry & crispy

  • Entire plant looks like it has no water when heavily infested

  • Summer months are the worst times

How to Fix the Problem
  • Spray the plant plant with a systemic insecticide and spray the ground