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Species Acizzia jamatonica

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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 Acizziinae
Genus Acizzia
Species jamatonica (Acizzia jamatonica)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psylla jamatonica Kuwayama, 1908
Explanation of Names
Acizzia jamatonica (Kuwayama, 1908)
Size
1.3-1.9mm (Wheeler & Hoebeke 2009)
Identification
General color yellowish-green in young specimens to dark red in mature individuals. Genal cones large, divergent, shorter than vertex; antennae 1.5 times as long as width of head. Pterostigma broad, long (Wheeler & Hoebeke 2009); cubital cell moderately large
Range
native to Asia, adventive elsewhere (recently found attacking the same host in Europe); in our area has been first recorded in GA (Ulyshen & Miller 2007) and now widespread acros se. US (NC-FL-AL-TN) (Wheeler & Hoebeke 2009)
Food
host: mimosa or silk tree (Albizia julibrissin, Fabaceae) (introduced from Asia through Europe to NA in mid-1700s and considered invasive in se. US) (Ulyshen & Miller 2007)
Print References
Ulyshen, M.D. & D.R. Miller. 2007. First record of Acizzia jamatonica (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in North America: friend or foe? Florida Entomologist 90(3) (pdf)
Wheeler, A.G. & E.R. Hoebeke. 2009. Acizzia jamatonica (Kuwayama) (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Psyllidae): U.S. Distribution of a Recently Detected Asian Psyllid Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 111(2):505-514. (BioOne)