Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Gynaikothrips ficorum

Gynaikothrips ficorum (Marchal, 1908)

on Ficus

Gynaikothrips ficorum

Ficus microcarpa, Canary Islands, la Gomera, 14.ii.2020 © Sébastien Carbonelle

Gynaikothrips ficorum

another imago

Gynaikothrips ficorum

gall, folded open, with thrips


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), Berzosa (2000a), Mifsud, Falzon, Malumphy ao (2012a), Mound, Morison, Pitkin & Palmer (1976a), Thrips of the British Isles (2020).

Last modified 27.viii.2020