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Genus Craspedolepta

Yellow psillid (?) from brackish marsh - Craspedolepta Family Psyllidae>Psyllinae?>Cacopsyla - Craspedolepta Aphalaridae - Craspedolepta suaedae Aphalaridae - Craspedolepta suaedae Psyllid - Craspedolepta Psyllid - Craspedolepta nebulosa psyllid on Packera obovata - Craspedolepta Fireweed Psyllid - Craspedolepta
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
Explanation of Names
Craspedolepta Enderlein 1921
>40 spp. in our area(1), 110 spp. worldwide(2)
Genal cones absent; pterostigma absent; clypeus subglobose or pyriform, not elongate, not approaching front margin of head. Body coloration usually green, yellow, or black (3)
Holarctic (2)
Most of our species feed on Asteraceae (especially Solidago and Artemisia), but Polemoniaceae (Phlox), Frankeniaceae (Frankenia), Onagraceae (Chamerion), and Amaranthaceae (Salsola) have also been recorded (2)
This is the second most diverse psyllid genus in our area, and examination of the male genitalia is usually needed for positive identification.
See Also
Aphalara has an elongate clypeus, is often reddish in color, and is usually associated with Polygonaceae: