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Genus Acizzia

Which psyllid? - Acizzia jamatonica tiny cicadoid? - Acizzia uncatoides Acacia Psyllid - Acizzia uncatoides - male Another Psyllid? - Acizzia jamatonica - female Acizzia acaciaebaileyanae Acizzia hakeae Cacopsylla? - Acizzia uncatoides  Acizzia male? - Acizzia uncatoides
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 Acizziinae
Genus Acizzia
Explanation of Names
Acizzia Heslop-Harrison, 1961
4 spp. recorded in the US (Ulyshen & Miller 2007), 67 spp. worldwide (1)
Male proctiger with a conspicuous posterior lobe that may or may not bear a secondary fingerlike appendage (Wheeler & Hoebeke 2009) (photo). The cubital cell is also typically rather large
Old World; among spp. recorded in our area, one sp. (A. jamatonica, se. US) is of E. Asian origin, and three (all invasive in CA) of Australian origin (Ulyshen & Miller 2007)
hosts: legume trees (Fabaceae): Albizia, Acacia, Grevillea (Ulyshen & Miller 2007)
Print References
Ulyshen, M.D. & D.R. Miller. 2007. First record of Acizzia jamatonica (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in North America: friend or foe? Florida Entomologist 90(3) (pdf)
Wheeler, A.G. & E.R. Hoebeke. 2009. Acizzia jamatonica (Kuwayama) (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Psyllidae): U.S. Distribution of a Recently Detected Asian Psyllid Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 111(2):505-514. (BioOne)