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Genus Craspedolepta

Psyllidae or Aphalaridae nymphs? - Craspedolepta suaedae Aphalaridae - Craspedolepta suaedae Psyllid - Craspedolepta sonchi Psyllid - Craspedolepta sonchi Psyllid - Craspedolepta subpunctata nymph - Craspedolepta Fireweed Psyllid - Craspedolepta nebulosa Psylloidea - Craspedolepta
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 Aphalaridae
Subfamily Aphalarinae
Genus Craspedolepta
Explanation of Names
Craspedolepta Enderlein 1921
Numbers
>40 spp. in our area(1), 110 spp. worldwide(2)
Identification
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)
Range
Holarctic (2)
Food
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)
Remarks
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: