Thursday, September 8, 2016

Hackberry Psyllids - Pachypsylla

Recently discovered in my neighbourhood.

Jumping plant lice or psyllids form the family Psyllidae of small plant-feeding insects that tend to be very host-specific, i.e. each plant-louse species only feeds on one plant species (monophagous) or feeds on a few closely related plants (oligophagous). Together with aphids, phylloxerans, scale insects and whiteflies, they form the group called Sternorrhyncha, which is considered to be the most "primitive" group within the true bugs (Hemiptera). (wikipedia)


                                                       Hackberry Psyllid - Pachypsylla
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