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Species Psylla carpinicola

Psyllid - Psylla carpinicola Psyllidae ? - Psylla carpinicola Psylla carpinicola? - Psylla carpinicola Psyllid - Psylla carpinicola - male Psyllid - Psylla carpinicola - male Psyllid - Psylla carpinicola - male Green bug - Psylla carpinicola Green bug - Psylla carpinicola
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 Psylla
Species carpinicola (Psylla carpinicola)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psylla carpini Fitch, 1851 nec Forster, 1848
Psylla cephalica Crawford, 1914
Explanation of Names
Psylla carpinicola Crawford, 1914
Size
4mm (1)
Identification
Color variable from light green to reddish brown in mature individuals; wings clear to slightly yellowish fumate, veins sometimes green. Antennae twice as long as width of head; female genitalia very long, longer than rest of abdomen, with both dorsal and ventral valves apically upcurved; male genitalia with proctiger bent in apical third (1). Great variability in regards to the deflection of the head, the genal cones, and the venation; more southerly material exemplified by greater arch in Cu1 vein.
Range
Eastern North America (1)
Food
Host: American hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana, Betulaceae) (1)
Life Cycle
Nymphs apparently produce a white waxy flocculence, similar to other Psylla spp.:
Remarks
The only psyllid known to use C. caroliniana as a host (2).
See Also
Psylla buxi, Cacopsylla striata, and C. dilonchi all have similar, elongate female genitalia, though the apically upcurved valves in P. carpinicola should serve to distinguish this species.