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Genus Heteropsylla

Heteropsylla texana Crawford - Heteropsylla texana Mesquite Psyllid? - Heteropsylla texana - male Heteropsylla texana? Female? - Heteropsylla texana - female Heteropsylla texana Lateral 3 - Heteropsylla huasachae Lateral 4 - Heteropsylla huasachae Heteropsylla texana Psyllid - Heteropsylla texana
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 Psyllidae
Subfamily Ciriacreminae
Genus Heteropsylla
Explanation of Names
Heteropsylla Crawford 1914
Numbers
9 spp. recorded in our area (many probably introduced), 40 spp. total(1)
Identification
Pterostigma large, triangular; genae usually evenly rounded but sometimes produced into cones; antennae 1.4-2.4 times as long as width of head.
Range
Neotropical, with several spp. extending into the southern US
Food
Fabaceae: Mimosoideae
Print References
Muddiman S.B., Hodkinson I.D., Hollis D. (1992) Legume-feeding psyllids of the genus Heteropsylla (Homoptera: Psylloidea). Bulletin of Entomological Research 82: 73-117