Odontothripiella Bagnall,

Mound, Laurence A., 2011, Grass-dependent Thysanoptera of the family Thripidae from Australia, Zootaxa 3064, pp. 1-40: 30

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

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Odontothripiella Bagnall


Odontothripiella Bagnall 

With few exceptions, the species of this genus breed in the flowers of Fabaceae  , and many show high levels of host specificity within that family. In contrast, three species ( O. compta  , reedi and unidentata) breed only in the florets of particular native Poaceae  . Despite this host plant difference, these three species share so many structural character states with the typical members of the genus that breed on Fabaceae  that there is no reason to consider them as generically distinct. An identification key to the 18 described members of Odontothripiella  was provided by Pitkin (1972).