The weather is warming, the sun is shining. Time for insects!
The tiny brown slivers in this flower are actually thrips. The easiest way to see them is to dump a flower upside down onto a white piece of paper.
If you have a microscope, look at the wings of adults. Thrips have a fringe of hairs on their wings.
I tried to get a better photograph with a doubler, but it was too windy. The flowers were bobbing around.
Caught a great photograph of a honey bee with it, though. I wonder how they interact with thrips.
Have you ever seen a thrips?
(Trivia: Thrips is unusual because both the singular and plural forms are the same word: thrips.)
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