Alligatorweed thrips (suggested) Amynothrips andersoni O'Neill (Insecta: Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae)
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How to Cite

Center, Ted D., James P. Cuda, and Michael J. Grodowitz. 2010. “Alligatorweed Thrips (suggested) Amynothrips Andersoni O’Neill (Insecta: Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae): EENY 476/IN859, 6/2010”. EDIS 2010 (4). Gainesville, FL.


EENY-476, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by Ted D. Center, James P. Cuda, and Michael J. Grodowitz, is part of the Featured Creatures collection. It describes this natural enemy of alligatorweed – distribution, description, hosts, life cycle, and economic importance. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, June 2010.

EENY 476/IN859: Alligatorweed Thrips (Suggested Common Name) Amynothrips andersoni O'Neill (Insecta: Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) (
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Center TD, Dray Jr FA, Jubinsky GP, Grodowitz MJ. 2002. Insects and Other Arthropods That Feed on Aquatic and Wetland Plants. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Technical Bulletin No. 1870.

Grodowitz MJ, Whitaker, SL. (2005). Amynothrips andersoni - Alligatorweed Thrips, Aquatic Plant Information System (APIS), Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS (23 June 2010).

Langeland KA, Cherry HM, McCormick CM, Craddock Burks KA. 2008. Identification and Biology of Nonnative Plants in Florida's Natural Areas, 2nd Edition. SP 257. University of Florida/IFAS, Gainesville. 210 pp.

[UF/IFAS] University of Florida/IFAS. (2009). Alligator weed, Alternanthera philoxeroides. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants. (24 June 2010.)