Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Firmothrips firmus

Firmothrips firmus (Uzel, 1895)

on Vicia


The thrips live dispersed over the plant, concentrating in folds, leaf axils etc. Their suction activities leads to stunting of the entire plant; leaves remain small, are conroted, locally discoloured.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Vicia cracca, hirsuta, pannonica, sativa, sparsifolia, tenuifolia, tetrasperma.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Taeniothrips firmus.


Buhr (1965a), Lambinon Schneider & Feitz (2012a), Qvick (1977a), Ravazzi (0000a), Roskam (2009a, 2019a), Tomasi (2014a.

Last modified 29.viii.2020