Edissa Faure,

Mound, Laurence A., 2011, Grass-dependent Thysanoptera of the family Thripidae from Australia, Zootaxa 3064, pp. 1-40: 18

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.200567

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Edissa Faure


Edissa Faure 

Species of the subfamily Dendrothripinae  breed only on leaves, and their hosts are almost exclusively dicotyledonous plants. The species of Edissa  appear to be the only members of this subfamily in which species breed on the leaves of Poaceae  . Two species have been described, E. flava  from South Africa and Sudan, and E. steinerae  from north-eastern Australia including the Torres Straits Islands. Un-named specimens have also been studied from Thailand and southern Japan ( Mound, 1999). No males of Edissa  are known, and the small differences between the available samples might be interpreted as representing variation within a single widespread species.