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Genus Calophya

Minute leafhopper - Calophya nigripennis Calophya nigripennis-second nymph - Calophya nigripennis Unknown Psylloidea - Calophya flavida Peppertree psyllid nymph and pits - Calophya schini Calophya californica - female Pepper Tree Psyllid - Calophya schini - female Rhus aromatica Psyllid - Calophya triozomima Leigh Farm park Hemipterans on Rhus copallina 2018 3 - Calophya nigripennis
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
14 spp. in our area(1), >60 spp. worldwide(2)
Head small, rounded down anteriorly; antennae short, usually shorter than width of head; wings ovate, cubital cell very large (3)
Anacardiaceae; our native spp. feed on Sumac (Rhus) (2)
Life Cycle
The immature ones hibernate as scales
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.