Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Kakothrips robustus

Kakothrips robustus (Uzel, 1895)

pea thrips

on Fabaceae

parasite

The thrips live hidden in the flowers; the damage the developing ovary. This gives the later pads a scabious appearance. Pupation in the soil.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Lathyrus sativus, tuberosus; Lotus corniculatus; Medicago sativa; Onobrychis viciifolia; Phaseolus vulgaris; Pisum sativum; Securigera varia; Trifolium pratense, repens; Vicia cracca, faba, sativa.

phenology

One or more generations; hibernation as larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

synonyms

Kakothrips pisivorus (westwood, 1880).

references

Buhr (1965a), Elekci̇oğlu (2020a), Jenser & Tzanakakis (1985a), Karadjova & Krumov (2015a), Kobro (2003a), Mound, Morison, Pitkin & Palmer (1976a), Raspudić, Ivezić, Brmež & Trdan (2009a), Roskam (2019a), Thrips of the British Isles (2020), Tunç, Bahşi̇ & Göçmen (2012a), Williams (1915a).

Last modified 29.viii.2020