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Manzanita Psyllid (Neophyllura arctostaphyli)? - Neophyllura arctostaphyli

Manzanita Psyllid (Neophyllura arctostaphyli)? - Neophyllura arctostaphyli
Burton Mesa Ecological Reserve, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
July 7, 2015
Size: ~2.5mm
On Purisima manzanita (Arctostaphylos purissima)

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Moved from Psylloidea.

Fantastic!
So great to see a live photo of this species - much prettier than pinned specimens would suggest. This photo also depicts the typical form (Dennis Haines's pinned photo in the guide represents the bifasciata form, if you were wondering why that one has two white bands on the forewing while yours doesn't). Great find!

There are 3 other recognized Manzanita psyllids in CA - those species are recognizable in having whitish wings and sometimes a white pulverulence on the body. Keep an eye out for 'em.

 
Thanks!
I was wondering about the banding. I couldn't find nymphs, but I was seeing white "fluff" on the branches where this one was found.

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