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Species Acizzia uncatoides - Acacia Psyllid

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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 Psyllidae
Subfamily Acizziinae
Genus Acizzia
Species uncatoides (Acacia Psyllid)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psylla uncatoides Ferris & Klyver, 1932
Explanation of Names
Acizzia uncatoides (Ferris & Klyver 1932)
Identification
Wings mottled; male claspers pyriform, curved posteriorly (photo)
Range
native to Australia, adventive in CA (first recorded in 1954) (Gill 1989)
Food
Acacia (1)
Remarks
a common pest of Acacia baileyana in California --Dennis Haines' comment
extremely common throughout suburban California --R. Gill's comment
See Also
A. acaciaebaileyanae also occurs on Acacia and has also been introduced into California, but that species can easily be distinguished by the long straight claspers in the male (photo)
Print References
Gill, R. 1989. California Plant Pest and Disease Report (CPPDR) 8(3-4).