Gynaikothrips ficorum (Marchal, 1908)

Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidae

on Ficus

gall

the leaves are doubled and folded backwards as a sickle. Between the leaf halves numerous thrips in all stages. The galled leaves turn yellow, become hard and ultimately fall off.

hostplants

Moraceae, narrowly monophagous

Ficus microcarpa.

references

Mifsud, Falzon, Malumphy ao (2012a).

14/05/2017

mod 27.vi.2018