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Species Ctenarytaina longicauda - Tristania Psyllid

Brush Box Psyllid - Ctenarytaina longicauda Brush Box Psyllid - Ctenarytaina longicauda - female Psyllid on Lophostemon confertus - Ctenarytaina longicauda Psyllid on Lophostemon confertus - Ctenarytaina longicauda
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 Aphalaridae
Subfamily Spondyliaspidinae
Genus Ctenarytaina
Species longicauda (Tristania Psyllid)
Explanation of Names
Ctenarytaina longicauda Taylor 1987
♂ 1.75-2.25 mm, ♀ 2.1-2.6 mm(1)
Native to Australia, introduced in Southern California(1)
host: Lophostemon confertus(1)
earliest record in our area: CA 1983(1)
Works Cited
1.Ctenarytaina longicauda sp. n. (Homoptera: Psylloidea) from Lophostemon confertus (R. Brown) in Australia and California.
Taylor, K.L. 1987. Australian Journal of Entomology Volume 26, Issue 3, pages 229-233 .