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Species Livia bifasciata

Livia bifasciata Livia bifasciata Livia bifasciata Psylloidea - Livia bifasciata
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 Liviidae
Subfamily Liviinae
Genus Livia
Species bifasciata (Livia bifasciata)
Explanation of Names
Livia bifasciata Provancher, 1886
Identification
Forewings with dark spots along veins, a dark apical band and a broad dark medial transverse band; head long, deeply cleft anteriorly, and with antenna segment 2 elongate. (1)
Range
Northeastern USA and Canada (1)
Food
Host: Juncus canadensis (1)
See Also
Livia maculipennis is similar but with head shorter and more weakly-notched anteriorly, antenna segment 2 short, and narrower transverse band on forewing: (1)
Internet References
BugTracks (photos of galls)
Works Cited
1.Sedge and rush-feeding psyllids of the subfamily Liviinae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Psylloidea): a review.
Hodkinson I. D. & Bird J. 2000. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 128(1): 1-49.