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).


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

mod 6.xii.2019