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Genus Cacopsylla

Cacopsylla pyricola 2nd instar - Cacopsylla pyricola Cacopsylla pyricola 4th instar - Cacopsylla pyricola Foxtonian - Cacopsylla pararibesiae Willow Psyllid - Cacopsylla Cacopsylla sp.? - Cacopsylla - female Willow Psyllid - Cacopsylla Triozidae maybe? - Cacopsylla curta Psyllidae - Cacopsylla
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 Psyllidae
Subfamily Psyllinae
Genus Cacopsylla
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cacopsylla was erected to include species formerly treated as Psylla but not considered to be congeneric with Psylla alni and its relatives, which are normally associated with Betulaceae. A number of subgenera have been described, but the North American species have not been assigned to them (1)
Explanation of Names
Cacopsylla Ossiannilsson 1970
>60 spp. in our area (2), >450 total (3)
Metatibia with 5 apical spurs
Holarctic; widespread in our area, most diverse in the west
About half of our native species (33 spp.) feed on Salix, most of these restricted to the west. Another large component (12 spp.) occurs on Rosaceae, especially Cercocarpus, all western. Other spp. use Adoxaceae (1 sp.) Betulaceae (2 spp.), Elaeagnaceae (3 spp.), Ericaceae (2 spp.), Grossulariaceae (3 spp.), & Sapindaceae (2 spp.)
Adventive spp. in our area use Roseaceae (3 spp.), Pittosporaceae (1 sp.), & Araliaceae (1 sp.)
This is the largest nearctic psyllid genus, containing about 20% of described species in our area.