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Species Pachypsylla pallida - Hairy Bud Gall 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 Pachypsyllinae
Genus Pachypsylla (Hackberry Psyllids)
Species pallida (Hairy Bud Gall Psyllid)
Explanation of Names
Pachypsylla pallida Patch, 1912
Size
3.5mm (1)
Identification
Adult forewings with marginal cells not particularly elongate, venation similar to P. celtidisgemma but wings definitely maculate, pattern similar to P. celtidismamma. Maculae composing 3 broad transverse bands: one apically, one crossing the base of the medial cell, and the last extending from the costal angle, all three converging at the tip of the clavus (1)
Galls are found on the buds and are are covered in a dense white pubescence; Tuthill reports that this actually seems to be a dense growth of fungal sporangiophores which completely covers the galls, but whether this association is significant remains unknown (1)
Range
s.w USA (2)
Food
Celtis reticulata (2)
Remarks
Not much is known of this species
See Also
P. celtidisgemma forms glabrous galls on buds, with adult forewings uniformly dark:
Works Cited
1.The psyllids of America North of Mexico: (Psyllidae: Homoptera) (Subfamilies Psyllinae and Triozinae)
Tuthill, L.D. . 1943. Iowa State College Journal of Science 17: 443-660.
2.Biosystematics of hackberry psyllids (Pachypsylla) and the evolution of gall and lerp formation in psyllids
Yang, M.-M. & C. Mitter. 1993. The Ecology and Evolution of Gall-forming Insects. United States Dept. of Agriculture.