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Family Homotomidae

blue-legged bug - Homotoma ficus blue-legged bug - Homotoma ficus Macrohomotoma gladiatum - Macrohomotoma gladiata Macrohomotoma gladiatum - Macrohomotoma gladiata Macrohomotoma gladiatum - Macrohomotoma gladiata Psyllid? - Macrohomotoma gladiata Psyllid? - Macrohomotoma gladiata
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 Homotomidae
Explanation of Names
Homotomidae Heslop-Harrison 1958
Numbers
Two (adventive) species in our area, ~80 spp. in 12 genera of 3 subfamilies worldwide(1)
Food
Ficus (Moraceae)
Print References
Hollis, D. & P.S. Broomfield (1989) Ficus-feeding psyllids (Homoptera), with special reference to the Homotomidae. Bulletin of The British Museum (Natural History) Entomology Vol. 58. (full text)
Rung, A. (2016) A new pest of ficus in California: Macrohomotoma gladiata Kuwayama, 1908 (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Homotomidae), new to North America. Check List 12(3): 1-5.