Thrips – Thysanoptera

7170.        Could you identified this insect? There were more of these in a house and sometimes they bites. VOLOS, Pilio, Greece

Number 7170. This is a thrips (order Thysanoptera); it looks like a predatory species in the family Phlaeothripidae. Thrips have only one mandible, so they scrape rather than bite. Nevertheless, some will occasionally ‘sample’ human skin.