Gynaikothrips ficorum. Recognition data. Distinguishing features. Both sexes fully winged. Body brown, tarsi and apices of tibiae yellow, also antennal segments. Gynaikothrips ficorum (Marchal). {This species may be a synonym of Gynaikothrips uzeli (Zimmerman)). Taxonomic placing: Insecta. First record of Gynaikothrips ficorum (Marchal) on Ficus microcarpa L. from the province of Santa Fe and Gynaikothrips uzeli (Zimmermann (Thysanoptera.

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Insecta, HemimetabolaThysanopteraPhlaeothripidae.

Pantropical, occurring wherever Ficus retusa Linnaeus. The two larvae are whitish to yellow with red eyes, posterior part brown, length up to 2 mm.

The adult is 2. The dorsum is covered with striations. Several species of Ficus Moraceae and occasionally on other hosts, like NicotianaViburnumCitrus and orchids. A female may produce up to eggs, and a generation is completed in weeks; in gunaikothrips Middle East the pest raises annual generations.

The adults, which are rapid fliers, tend to remain on the plants.


leaf-gall thrips of Ficus – Gynaikothrips

The feeding of this thrips fficorum young Ficus leaves to twist or curl, forming galls that serve as the habitat within which the insect breeds. Such twisted and browned leaves, and some leaf shedding, reduce the market value of ornamental plants. The growth of young trees may be curtailed.

A unique case of human infestation, in which this thrips caused red lesions on the neck and arms of a woman, was reported from Israel. In addition, swarming behavior of this pest may become a public nuisance.

Pruning and burning all the infested leaves and the new foliage, the only plant parts attacked by this pest. Resistant species of Ficus would provide the best control.

Gynaikothrips ficorum – Thrips Wiki

Due to the damage inflicted on nursery plants, which have a very low level of injury, insecticides are often the only option. Soil drenches with systemic are more effective than foliar applications.

Species of the pyemotid Adactylidium sp. Other potential enemies include several predatory insects, parasitic wasps like Pediobius thysanopterus and the entomopathogenic fungus Verticillium.


Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina

Acarophenacidae associated with Gynaikothrips ficorum Marshal Thysanoptera: International Journal of Acarology 37 Suppl. Evaluation of Montandoniola confuse Streito and Matocq sp.

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