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Photo#1520243
Female, Aphalara? - Pachypsylla pallida

Female, Aphalara? - Pachypsylla pallida
Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
May 14, 2018
Size: 3 mm
Collected by sweeping vegetation at "Las Lagunas de Anza Wetlands"
Coordinates: 31.390866, -110.956820
This specimen was taken in and out of a freezer and a leg fell off while manipulating it

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Female, Aphalara? - Pachypsylla pallida Female, Aphalara? - Pachypsylla pallida Female, Aphalara? - Pachypsylla pallida Female, Aphalara? - Pachypsylla pallida

Moved
Moved from Psylloidea.

Pachypsylla pallida
Nice find! This is one of the rarer hackberry psyllids. Superficially, the wing pattern resembles Pachypsylla celtidisvesicula, and I have found both species on the same trees (Celtis reticulata) in Madera Canyon. This species is easily distinguished by its larger size and by the wing venation, the cubital and medial cells much smaller and less elongate than in P. celtidisvesicula; the maculae on the wings are also better defined. The presence of a pterostigma, though small, distinguishes it from related genera like Aphalara and Craspedolepta.

 
Thank you Chris!
I believe that I captured several specimens looking like this one at the site, but I tossed them out because they deteriorated rapidly.

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