Gynaikothrips ficorum (Marchal, 1908)
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.
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).