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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Specimen Preparation Guidelines: Thysanoptera
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  • Most Thysanoptera specimens need to be slide-mounted for accurate identification. Slide-mounting is not required for submission, but if you have the resources, you are strongly encouraged to make an attempt at mounting your own specimens. Such an effort on your part will dramatically increase the turn-around time of your identification. The link below provides detailed instructions on slide-mounting Thysanoptera:
- Slide-Mounting Thrips

Last Modified: 4/25/2006