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Species Blastopsylla occidentalis - Eucalyptus Psyllid

eucalyptus psyllid - Blastopsylla occidentalis - male eucalyptus psyllid - Blastopsylla occidentalis - 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 Aphalaridae
Subfamily Spondyliaspidinae
Genus Blastopsylla
Species occidentalis (Eucalyptus Psyllid)
Explanation of Names
Blastopsylla occidentalis Taylor, 1985
Australia; introduced in CA, FL
host: Eucalyptus
Life Cycle
Females lay eggs on the shoots, leaf axils, small branches and young leaves. Nymphs secrete copious amounts of honeydew and white wax flocculence (1).
First recorded in 1983 in Los Angeles, CA
Internet References
Fact Sheet (Halbert et al. 2003-2014)[Cite:185010]
Works Cited
1.Integrated Pest Management of Eucalypt Psyllids (Insecta, Hemiptera, Psylloidea)
de Queiroz, D.L, D. Burckhardt & J. Majer. 2012. Integrated Pest Management and Pest Control - Current and Future Tactics, Dr. Sonia Soloneski (Ed.).