Host specificity studies on Gynaikothrips (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) associated with leaf galls of cultivated ficus (Rosales: Moraceae) trees

Tree, Desley J., Mound, Laurence A., and Field, Ashley (2015) Host specificity studies on Gynaikothrips (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) associated with leaf galls of cultivated ficus (Rosales: Moraceae) trees. Florida Entomologist, 98 (3). pp. 880-883.

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Abstract

Host specificity tests on Gynaikothrips ficorum (Marchal) and Gynaikothrips uzeli (Zimmerman) (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) have shown that under experimental conditions, G. ficorum will induce leaf galls on both Ficus benjamina L. and Ficus microcarpa L. f. (Rosales: Moraceae), but G. uzeli will induce galls only on F. benjamina. A further interesting aspect of the results is that gall induction by G. uzeli on F. benjamina appears to have been suppressed in the presence of F. microcarpa plants in the same cage. Liothrips takahashii (Moulton) (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae), an inquiline in the galls of these Gynaikothrips, is reported for the first time from Australia, mainland China, Malaysia, Costa Rica, and western USA.

Item ID: 43410
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1938-5102
Keywords: Gynaikothrips uzeli; Gynaikothrips ficorum; Ficus benjamina; Ficus microcarpa; gall-inducing thrips; Liothrips takahashii
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Funders: Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS)
Date Deposited: 20 May 2016 00:02
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