Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Gynaikothrips ficorum

Gynaikothrips ficorum (Marchal, 1908)

on Ficus


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.

host plants

Moraceae, narrowly monophagous

Ficus elastica, benjamina, microcarpa.


Anagnou–Veroniki, Papaioannou–Souliotis, Karanstasi & Giannopolitis (2008a), Mifsud, Falzon, Malumphy ao (2012a).

Last modified 25.v.2020