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Genus Calophya

Calophya nigripennis-eggs - Calophya nigripennis Calophya nigripennis-mating pair - Calophya nigripennis Calophya nigripennis-first nymph - Calophya nigripennis Peppertree Psyllid adult - Calophya schini peppertree psyllid female - Calophya schini - female Pepper Tree Psyllid - Calophya schini - male - female Rhus aromatica Psyllid - Calophya triozomima Calophya oweni
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 Calophyidae
Genus Calophya
Explanation of Names
Calophya Löw 1879
Numbers
14 spp. in our area(1), >60 spp. worldwide(2)
Identification
Head small, rounded down anteriorly; antennae short, usually shorter than width of head; wings ovate, cubital cell very large (3)
Food
Anacardiaceae; our native spp. feed on Sumac (Rhus) (2)
Life Cycle
The immature ones hibernate as scales
Remarks
Chickadees have been observed to feed in winter on the immatures on Sumac stems (Danforth 1945)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Ouvrard D. (2013) Psyl'list - The World Psylloidea Database
3.A monograph of the jumping plant-lice or Psyllidae of the New World
David L. Crawford. 1914. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 85: 1-186.