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Species Craspedolepta martini

Craspedolepta martini Craspedolepta martini
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 Aphalarinae
Genus Craspedolepta
Species martini (Craspedolepta martini)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aphalara martini Van Duzee, 1924
Explanation of Names
Craspedolepta martini (Van Duzee, 1924)(1)
Size
2.5mm (1)
Identification
General color from green to brown, wings white and uniformly covered in dark spots; female genitalia short (1)
Range
CA (2)
Food
Alkali Heath (Frankenia salina) (1)
Remarks
The nymphs are often abundant on the ventral surface of younger leaves, producing sticky honeydew and inducing the leaves to curl (3)
See Also
C. viridis is recorded from the same host but is described as being much smaller.
Works Cited
1.Characters of two North American Chermidae
Van Duzee, E.P. 1924. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 1: 22-23.
2.An annotated checklist of the psyllids of California (Hemiptera: Psylloidea)
Percy, D.M., A. Rung and M.S. Hoddle. 2012. Zootaxa 3193: 1-27.
3.Biological Notes and New Records of North American Chermidae (Homoptera)
Klyver, F.D. 1932. Entomological News 43.