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Species Boreioglycaspis melaleucae

Melaleuca Psyllid - Boreioglycaspis melaleucae - male Melaleuca Psyllid - Boreioglycaspis melaleucae Melaleuca Psyllid - Boreioglycaspis melaleucae Melaleuca Psyllid - Boreioglycaspis melaleucae - female Melaleuca Psyllid - Boreioglycaspis melaleucae - male Melaleuca Psyllid - Boreioglycaspis melaleucae Psylloidea? - Boreioglycaspis melaleucae
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 Spondyliaspidinae
Genus Boreioglycaspis
Species melaleucae (Boreioglycaspis melaleucae)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Glycaspis (Boreioglycaspis) melaleucae Moore, 1964
Explanation of Names
Boreioglycaspis melaleucae Moore, 1964
Range
Native to Australia; introduced in FL, CA (1)
Food
Melaleuca quinquenervia (Myrtaceae) (1)
Remarks
A rare example of biological control in the Psylloidea, this species was intentionally introduced into southern Florida in 2002 to control Melaleuca quinquenervia which is considered an invasive weed in the state.
In 2009, the species was discovered in Los Angeles, CA on M. quinquenervia. Unlike in Florida, Melaleuca is a commonly planted ornamental tree in California and is not considered an invasive weed there.
See Also
In Florida it is most similar to Glycaspis brimblecombei, from which it differs in that cells m1+2 and cu1a of the forewing are relatively short, with bifurcation of M1+2 distal to apex of vein Cu1. Additionally, nymphs of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae do not create lerps, and the species breed on different host plants(1)
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