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Species Glycaspis brimblecombei - Red Gum Lerp Psyllid

Red Gum Lerp Psyllid Pair in California - Glycaspis brimblecombei - male - female Lerps? - Glycaspis brimblecombei Red Gum Psyllid - Glycaspis brimblecombei rglp - Glycaspis brimblecombei Psylloidea - Glycaspis brimblecombei Glycaspis brimblecombei lerp? - Glycaspis brimblecombei Red gum lerp psyllid - Glycaspis brimblecombei Male, Red Gum Lerp Psyllid? - Glycaspis brimblecombei - male
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 Spondyliaspidinae
Genus Glycaspis
Species brimblecombei (Red Gum Lerp Psyllid)
Other Common Names
Eucalyptus Redgum Lerp Psyllid
Explanation of Names
Glycaspis brimblecombei Moore 1964
4-5 mm head to wingtips(1)
native to Australia, adventive in our area (CA, AZ, FL) and elsewhere (Mexico, South America, Hawaii, the Mediterranean)(2)(3)
host plants: Eucalyptus spp.(2)
Life Cycle
Nymphs secrete a dome-shaped "lerp" made of honeydew and wax, under which they live and complete their development
earliest record in our area: CA 1998(2)
more damaging than other eucalyptus psyllids in NA because it can defoliate the trees and has a broad host range(4)
The parasitic wasp Psyllaephagus bliteus has been introduced from Australia to combat the psyllid
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