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Species Cacopsylla mali - Apple Psyllid

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Sternorrhyncha (Plant-parasitic Hemipterans)
Superfamily Psylloidea
Family Psyllidae
Subfamily Psyllinae
Genus Cacopsylla
Species mali (Apple Psyllid)
Other Common Names
Apple Sucker
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psylla mali (Schmidberger 1836)
Explanation of Names
Cacopsylla mali (Schmidberger 1836)
Size
3.5-4 mm(1)
Range
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic; adventive in North America and elsewhere (S. Africa, Australia)
Food
host: Malus (apple)(1)
Remarks
Young adults are yellow-green, becoming reddish in autumn.
See Also
Many Cacopsylla are similar; host data often critical for identification.
Internet References
Fact sheets: | (Berim 2003-2009)(2)
Species page (Bantock & Botting 2010)(1)