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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A female may produce up to eggs, and a generation is completed in weeks; in the Middle East the pest raises annual generations. Please consider a year-end gift to BugGuide! The prepupa has wing buds that are externally visible.

Gynaikothrips ficorum (Cuban laurel thrips)

Parker BL, et al. Occasional Papers on Systematic Entomology, No. For example, it provides shade in the market places of many Latin American towns and villages, lines the streets of cities in southern China, and decorates air-conditioned shopping malls in North America.

Israel Journal of Entomology, Notice the empty egg sac bottom right and the exuviae, the sloughed exoskeleton of the larvae. Apparently specific to Ficus microcarpa Moraceae ; published records from Ficus benjamina require confirmation.

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Gynaikothrips ficorum

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, pp. The adult varies from about 2. Bio-cycle of the termatophilid predator Termatophyllum insigne Reuter reared on major insect pests of gynaikothripd drug materials.


New galls were formed from midsummer through to the autumn. Science Press, in press. Susceptibility of Gynaikothrips ficorum March. Report, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Bermuda, 38 pp.

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Anthocoridaefor control of Gynaikothrips uzeli Zimmerman Thysanoptera: Chrysopidae such as Chrysoperla have been found to eat adults and larvae in both California and Egypt. Pruning and burning all the infested leaves and the new foliage, the only plant parts attacked by this pest.

The curled leaf becomes tough as it yellows, sometimes dropping during rainy or windy weather. For further information, we recommend you visit the following resources: Synopsis and catalog of the Thysanoptera of North America. Gynaikothrips ficorum and Gynaikothrips uzeli are commonly called Cuban fiforum thrips and weeping fig thrips, respectively. Zur Kenntnis der Gattung Gynaikothrips Zimm.

Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico, 66 4: Halperin Fucorum zur Strassen R, Thysanoptera of Bali Indonesia along the biogeographical Bali-Lombok line. The antennae are 8-segmented, with one sense cone on segment III and three sense cones on segment IV. Some exotic Ficus species are listed as invasive in Florida. They colonized my fig tree extensively within about 2 weeks.

Gynaikothrips ficorum

Photograph by James F. Host plants Apparently specific to Ficus microcarpa Moraceae ; published records from Ficus benjamina require confirmation.


The egg is cylindrical with rounded ends, smooth, and is a translucent white. Is Montandoniola moraguesi Puton, a mixture of different species? Phlaeothripidae biology ficroum southern California: The genus remains poorly defined, and species recognition is difficult.

Skip to content Gynaikothrips ficorum Recognition data Distinguishing features Both sexes fully winged. References Top of page Resistant species of Ficus would provide the best control. It is usually recognised by the pattern of sculpture on the pronotum, the yellow antennae, and the minute fore tarsal tooth.

Gynaikothrips uzeli Ficodum and Androthrips ramacahndrai Karny Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidaefirst records for Argentina. CAB International, Map Some countries restrict the importation of plant material intercepted at ports-of-entry when they are infested with Gynaikothrips ficorum or Gynaikothrips uzeli.

Childers CC; Achor DS; ; Thrips feeding and oviposition injuries to economic plants, subsequent damage and host responses to infestation.

It is sometimes reported from other species of Ficus, but many published records are based on misidentifications of either the Ficus species or the thrips species.