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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Click the contributor’s name for licensing and usage information. Annals of the Entomological Society of America Other potential enemies include several predatory insects, parasitic wasps like Pediobius thysanopterus and the entomopathogenic fungus Verticillium. Gynaikohtrips by Mark Fox on 4 August, – 3: London UK, 79 pp. Distribution Top of page Species of the genus Gynaikothrips are found naturally from India to the Pacific and Australia.

Redescripcion de Gynaikothrips ficorum Marchal y concepto actual del genero Gynaikothrips Zimmermann, nuevo parala fauna continental europea Thysanoptera, Phloeothripidae.

Informatore Agrario, 61 Canizo and de Borbon and Agostini give detailed measurements of Gynaikothrips ficorum and Gynaikothrips uzelirespectively. Title Prepupa – line drawing Caption Pseudoprepupa after Morrcos, Insecta Matsumurana, 6 1: Close Find out more.

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The metanotum is weakly reticulate, and the forewings are parallel-sided with about 18 duplicated cilia on the distal posterior margin. The abdominal tergite I, the pelta, is triangular with reticulate sculpture.


Laudonia and Viggiani, Cuban laurel thrips, Gynaikothrips ficorum. In addition, swarming behavior of this pest may become a public nuisance.

Phlaeothripidae in the southeastern United States: One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. Cookies on Plantwise Knowledge Bank Like most websites we use cookies. Detection and Inspection Top of page Adults and nymphs of laurel thrips are gynaikotrips on damaged leaves, and all stages are found in galls. Evaluation of Montandoniola confusa Streito and Matocq sp.

Gynaikothrips ficorum

In other parts of the world, a range of insect species are reported to invade these galls, including anthocorids aphids, aleyrodids, diptera, psocids and lepidopterous larvae, also various arachnids Morcos, ; Tawfik, Nurseries producing these trees may suffer problems due to leaf shedding Hong and Men, ; Pelikan, Preliminary observation on the laurel thrips and its control.

Cultural Control On the small, shrubby cultivars of Ficus microcarpa, it is standard gardeners’ practice to pick and burn all infested leaves, and to prune the bushes to promote the growth of fresh, healthy leaves Hong and Men, ; Loche et al.

Host plants Apparently specific to Ficus microcarpa Moraceae ; published records from Ficus benjamina require confirmation. Phlaeothripidae by Androthrips ramachandrai Thysanoptera: Systemic insecticides provide better control of gicorum in tynaikothrips.

Plant spikes containing fertilizer alone or combined with an insecticide for example aldoxycarbwhich have long been available to private householders, have now been developed for use with pot-grown plants in commercial nurseries Parrella et al.


Gynaikothrips ficorum

Key to eleven species of thrips. Description Top of page Female The body is about 2. Entomology Circular 59, Status and distribution of Montandoniola moraguesi Hemiptera: We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world.

Insecticides are frequently the only option in nurseries considering the very low level of injury that is acceptable in domestic and international markets.

Cuban laurel thrips (Gynaikothrips ficorum)

Broad-spectrum insecticides are detrimental to natural enemies that have the potential to naturally maintain populations of Gynaikothrips at relatively low numbers in the landscape Arthurs et al. There are two larval instars.

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Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 97 3: Fore wing parallel sided, with about 15 duplicated cilia. Occasional Papers on Systematic Entomology, No. 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.