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Locust Psyllid - Platycorypha nigrivirga - female

Locust Psyllid - Platycorypha nigrivirga - Female
Orcutt, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
June 13, 2016
Size: ~4mm
Found in grocery store parking lot infesting what look to be ornamental locust trees (best guess Robinia pseudoacacia); these were huge (for a psyllid)

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Locust Psyllid - Platycorypha nigrivirga - female Locust Psyllid - Platycorypha nigrivirga - female

Platycorypha nigrivirga
A South American species associated with Tipuana tipu - it may feed on other Fabaceae as well - first detected in California in 2008. The dark transverse stripe between the eyes as well as the very long antennae and unusual wing venation sets this species apart from all of our native species. Great pic!

 
Thanks!
It took me awhile to figure it out, I tried to narrow it down by searching for psyllids associated with locust trees, but this does not seem to have been a previously recorded / widely publicised host

Moved
Moved from Psylloidea.

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