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Aphid sp?  - Aphalara persicaria

Aphid sp? - Aphalara persicaria
Rock Hall , Kent County, Maryland, USA
October 17, 2015

Moved from Aphalara.

Appears to be Aphalara persicaria
based largely on the form of the female genitalia. There are many Aphalara in North America and for the most part they are all very similar, and most photos don't show the necessary characters to arrive at an ID. But this photo definitely shows the sinuate dorsal margin of the female genital segment tapered into a noselike apex, which makes this Aphalara persicaria. It matches all other aspects of Caldwell's descriptions as well.

Shannon, I maintain a web resource for Psyllids of North America and I was curious if you would be interested in letting me use this photo for the site. You would retain copyright and ownership of images and attribution would be provided. Your images would appear here. Feel free to either email me or respond here if you're interested (though don't feel obligated). Regardless, thanks for this valuable contribution!

Thank you!
How exciting! I would be honored to allow you to use this photo! Thank you for the ID! I will submit it to Maryland Biodiversity Project.

Moved from Aphalaridae.

Moved from Psylloidea.

Moved from ID Request.


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