Gynaikothrips ficorum (Marchal, 1908)
cuban laurel thrips
Ficus microcarpa, Canary Islands, la Gomera, 14.ii.2020 © Sébastien Carbonelle
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.
Moraceae, narrowly monophagous
Ficus elastica, benjamina, microcarpa.
Haplothrips blesai Plata Negrache, 1973.
Closely related with G. uzeli (Zimmermann, 1900). It has been suggested that G. ficorum is a form of G. uzeli that has been spread by the horticultural trade (Funderburk ao).
Anagnou–Veroniki, Papaioannou–Souliotis, Karanstasi & Giannopolitis (2008a), Berzosa (2000a), Funderburk, Denmark, Mound, ao (2017a), Hassan (2020a), Mifsud, Falzon, Malumphy ao (2012a), Mound, Morison, Pitkin & Palmer (1976a), Plata Negrache (973a), Thrips of the British Isles (2020).