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Species Craspedolepta subpunctata

Psyllid - Craspedolepta subpunctata Psyllid - Craspedolepta subpunctata
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 subpunctata (Craspedolepta subpunctata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aphalara subpunctata Foerster, 1848
Aphalara pallida Lethierry, 1874
Aphalara hebecephala Caldwell, 1936
Aphalara chamaenerii Andrianova, 1948
Craspedolepta hebecephala (Caldwell, 1936)
Neocraspedolepta subpunctata (Foerster, 1848)3
Explanation of Names
Craspedolepta subpunctata (Foerster, 1848)
Identification
Apical veins darkened, but lacking the extensive dark wing markings usually present on the other species associated with Chamaenerion angustifolium
Range
Holarctic, primarily Northern latitudes; in our area, Canada and Alaska (1)
Food
Fireweed (Chamaenerion angustifolium) (1)
See Also
Craspedolepta schwarzi & C. nebulosa occur on the same host (and may often be found on the same plant) but have more extensive wing maculation. The female genitalia is also noticeably different.
Works Cited
1.The Nearctic Psylloidea (Insecta: Homoptera): an annotated check list
Hodkinson, I.D. 1988. Journal of Natural History, 22 (1179-1243).