Adult melon thrips, Thrips palmi Karny. Photograph by University of Florida.
From the UF/IFAS Featured Creatures article:
The melon thrips, Thrips palmi Karny, is a major pest of vegetables and some other important crops. In Florida, so far it is a field pest only south of Orlando.
Adult: Adults are pale yellow or whitish in color, but with numerous dark setae on the body.
Hosts: Melon thrips is a polyphagous species, but is best known as a pest of Cucurbitaceae and Solanaceae.
Melon thrips, Thrips palmi Karny, on a bean pod. Credit: John Capinera, University of Florida
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Eggplant scarring caused by melon thrips. Credit: J. Guyot, INRA, Pointe-à-Pitre, Bugwood.org