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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Title Symptoms on leaves.

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However, whether or not they are distinct species is uncertain. Insecta, HemimetabolaThysanopteraPhlaeothripidae. The feeding of this thrips induces young Ficus leaves to twist or curl, forming galls that serve as the habitat within which the insect breeds. Upcoming Events Discussioninsects and people from the BugGuide Gathering in VirginiaJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in WisconsinJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in VirginiaJune Contact your county extension office for specific insecticide recommendations.

Is Montandoniola moraguesi Puton, a mixture of different species? Title Pupa I – line drawing. For further information, we recommend you visit the following resources: The growth of young trees may be curtailed.

The genus remains poorly defined, and species recognition is difficult. 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.

Systemic insecticides provide better control of thrips in galls. This is not a recent introduction. Preliminary observation on the laurel thrips and its control. Due to the damage inflicted on nursery plants, which have a very low level of injury, insecticides are often the only option. Leaf-gall thrips in the genus Gynaikothrips originating in southeast Asia infest Ficus.


Gynaikothrips ficorum

International Journal of Acarology, 37 Suppl. Biological characteristics and control of Gynaikothrips ficorum.

Both the first and second instars have red eyes. It is usually recognised by the pattern of sculpture on the pronotum, the yellow antennae, and the minute fore tarsal gynaikothhrips. Catalogue of the Thysanoptera of the world, Part 7.

This technique is not possible on trees, however. Thrips Biology and Management: Pest status, the intensity of management, and the types of tactics differ in landscape and commercial production. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, pp.

Gynaikothrips ficorum

Evaluation of Montandoniola confusa Streito and Matocq sp. 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, Title First-instar nymph Caption First-instar nymph after Morrcos, Gynaikothrips ficorum Marchal and Gynaikothrips uzeli Zimmerman Insecta: In addition, swarming behavior gynaikothfips this pest may become a public nuisance.

Infested trees will not be killed, but the ornamental value of the plant is reduced markedly. Photograph by James F. Plant nurseries in Taiwan were observed to have a very high level of infestation on Ficus ifcorum awaiting sale, gtnaikothrips on bonsai varieties Mound et al.

Childers CC; Achor DS; ; Thrips feeding and oviposition injuries to economic plants, subsequent damage and host responses to infestation. Studies on the second instar larvac of Indian gall thrips.

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Nuevos records para Puerto Rico. Report, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Bermuda, 38 pp. Chrysopidae such as Chrysoperla have been found to eat adults and larvae in both California and Egypt. Prevention and Control Top of page 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.


Extensive infestations by a thrips on figs in Campania. Acarophenacidae associated with Gynaikothrips ficorum Marshal Thysanoptera: Ornamental Outlook 12 7: Detection and Inspection Top of page Adults and nymphs of laurel thrips are found on damaged leaves, and all ficoum are found in galls.

The host tree, Ficus gynaokothrips, is widely planted around the world both for decoration and as a shade tree. Other species of thrips are commonly found in these galls in South-East Asia, including species of Androthrips, Liothrips and Mesothrips, together with predatory anthocorid bugs Mound et al.

In former Czechoslovakia, G. Price, University of Florida.

Injury on the leaves of Ficus due to feeding by Gynaikothrips. Journal of the New York Entomological Society Dedicated naturalists volunteer their time and resources here to provide this service. Phlaeothripidae y Montandoniola moraguezi Puton Hemiptera: Gynaikothrios of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico Distribution Back to Top While most Gynaikothrips spp.

Some reflections on the composition of the thrips fauna Insecta: It differs gynaikothrils G. Phlaeothripidae in the southeastern United States: