My grandma is fond of gardening and has maintained a kitchen garden. Last weekend I visited her place and was helping her plucking green chillies and bottle gourd, when I noticed some powdery mass on the lower side of the brinjal leaves.
I thought it was powdery mildew. I plucked a leaf to see how it looked under a foldscope……but was frightened ……I could see lots of thrips moving. I immediately asked the gardener to spray an insecticide to stop it from spreading. I acknowledge the help of Mr. Keshu for editing and uploading the file of moving thrips.