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Species Gynaikothrips ficorum - Cuban Laurel Thrips

Thrip - Gynaikothrips ficorum Thrip leaf damage - Gynaikothrips ficorum G. ficorum in ficus leaf - Gynaikothrips ficorum Ficus hedge denizen - Gynaikothrips ficorum
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Family Phlaeothripidae (Tube-tailed Thrips)
Subfamily Phlaeothripinae
Genus Gynaikothrips
Species ficorum (Cuban Laurel Thrips)
Explanation of Names
ficorum is Latin for "of figs" or "of Ficus"
Identification
Both sexes fully winged.
Food
A pest of ornamental ficus.
Remarks
This and G. uzeli are introduced species from Southeast Asia.