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Fall Fund Drive


Family Calophyidae

Calophya nigripennis Pit galls of the Peppertree Psyllid Calophya schini - Calophya schini Calophya nigripennis-mating pair - Calophya nigripennis Peppertree Psyllid mating pair - Calophya schini - male - female peppertree psyllid male - Calophya schini - male Peppertree psyllid nymph and pits - Calophya schini Calophya californica - female Calophya minuta
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 Calophyidae
Explanation of Names
Calophyidae Vondráček 1957
14 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1), >90 spp. in 11 genera worldwide(2)
Calophya: 13 spp., widespread in North America, associated with Anacardiaceae: native species are associated with sumacs (Rhus), while introduced tropical species are associated with Peppertree (Schinus).
Mastigimas: a single spp. restricted to southern FL, associated with Cedrela (Meliaceae)