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Genus Amorphicola

Psylloidea on Lead Plant, lateral - Amorphicola pallida Psyllidae on Lead plant, nymph - Amorphicola pallida Psyllidae on Lead plant, lateral - Amorphicola pallida Amorphicola amorphae? - Amorphicola amorphae - female Psyliidae on Lead plant - Amorphicola pallida Amorphicola amorphae on Amorpha californica - Amorphicola amorphae Amorphicola amorphae - male - female Psyllidae on Lead plant, ventral-lateral - Amorphicola pallida - male
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 Amorphicola
Explanation of Names
Amorphicola Heslop-Harrison 1961
2 spp., both in our area(1)
The only psyllids that utilize Amorpha as a host (Nyctiphalerus propinquus swept from A. fruticosa in Arizona represents a likely coincidental association, that species probably uses Ceanothus).

Our spp. are most easily distinguished by antennae length(1):
A. amorphae: antennae length = width of head; genal processes produced in dorsal view
A. pallida: antennae length = 1.3x width of head, genal processes not produced in dorsal view
host: Amorpha sp. (Fabaceae)(1)
Print References
Heslop-Harrison, G. 1961. The Arytainini of the subfamily Psyllinae, Hemiptera-Homoptera, family Psyllidae. -II. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 13(3): 417-439.
Works Cited
1.The psyllids of America North of Mexico: (Psyllidae: Homoptera) (Subfamilies Psyllinae and Triozinae)
Tuthill, L.D. . 1943. Iowa State College Journal of Science 17: 443-660.