Gynaikothrips uzeli

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Gynaikothrips uzeli_Female head and pronotum [L A Mound]

Nomenclatural details

Mesothrips uzeli Zimmermann, 1900: 12.

Phloeothrips longitubus Bagnall, 1909: 534.

Gynaikothrips garitacambroneroi Retana-Salazar, 2006: 6.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Java on young top leaves of Ficus benjamina (M. uzeli, P. longitubus) and Costa Rica (G. garitacambroneroi). It is now widely distributed, particularly in the Americas.


Zimmermann, A. (1900) Über einige javanische Thysanopteren. Bulletin de l’Insitut Botanique de Buitenzorg Java 7: 6–19.

Bagnall RS (1909) On some new and little known exotic Thysanoptera. Transactions of the Natural History Society of Northumberland 3: 524–540.

Mound LA, Wang C-L & Okajima S (1996) Observations in Taiwan on the identity of the Cuban laurel thrips (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 103: 185–190.

Retana-Salazar AP (2006) Variacion morfologica del complejo Gynaikothrips uzeli-ficorum (Phlaeothripidae: Tubulifera). MES (1) 1: 1–9.

Type information

Syntypes (M. uzeli), Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt.

Holotype (G. garitacambroneroi), Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose.

Syntypes (P. longitubus), The Natural History Museum, London.