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Species Gyropsylla ilecis - Yaupon Psyllid

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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 Aphalaridae
Subfamily Aphalarinae
Genus Gyropsylla
Species ilecis (Yaupon Psyllid)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psylla ilecis Ashmead, 1881
Aphalara ilecis (Ashmead, 1881)
Paurocephala ilicis (Ashmead, 1881)
Metaphalara ilecis (Ashmead, 1881)
Explanation of Names
Gyropsylla ilecis (Ashmead, 1881)
Size
5-6mm (1)
Identification
Cubital cell very elongate; pterostigma large; clypeus tubular and projecting perpendicularly from underside of head (2)
Range
s.e US from FL to TX (1)
Food
host: Ilex vomitoria (1)
Life Cycle
Nymphs are gall-inducers (1)
Works Cited
1.Yaupon Psyllid, Gyropsylla ilicis (Ashmead)
Mead, F.W. 1983. Entomology Circular No. 247.
2.Phylogenetic relationships within the subfamily Aphalarinae including a revision of Limataphalara
Burckhardt D. & Queiroz D. L. 2013. Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae biologicae 98(2): 35-56.