There are more than 6,000 thrips species sucking the life from plants all over the world. A common pest found in greenhouses and indoor/ outdoor gardens, thrips damage plants by sucking their juices and scraping at fruits, flowers, and leaves. Plant leaves may turn pale, splotchy, and silvery, then die. Injured plants are twisted, discolored and scarred. Thrips can be classified using Foldscope at sub-order level based on antenna shape and structure.