Thruppenny Bit

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Thruppenny Bit

A British coin worth three pence. It has not been minted since the decimalization of the British pound in 1971. As a result, a thruppenny bit was worth 1/80 of one pound. It was also called threepence or a thrip.
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To monitor thrips populations and determine the efficacy of the insecticides, we sampled 32 fruits (8 per orientation) per tree 1 d prior to the spray, 2 d later, and then weekly until the end of the study.
cucumeris are predatory mites that help control various thrips species.
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Other insects observed on the flowers were thrips (Thripidae), flies (Dipterans), Lepidopterans (butterflies and moths), and Dysdercus sp.
Thrips can do a bit of damage in the garden but there is little you can do about it and these particular creatures generally disappear without trace after a week or two.
Thrips and caterpillars are unable to move quickly and were considered prey of low escape risk.
He thought the problem might be thrips and suggested I have the three trees sprayed; I did.
Thrips (Order: Thysanoptera; Family: Thripidae) are insects that suck epidermal lymph after biting (1) and are endowered with rasping-sucking mouthparts.