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Species Homotoma ficus - Fig Psylla

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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 Homotomidae
Genus Homotoma
Species ficus (Fig Psylla)
Explanation of Names
Homotoma ficus (Linné 1758)
Size
♂ 3.25-3.55 mm, ♀ 3.50-3.80 mm
Range
native to the Mediterranean, adventive in NA (CA)(1)
Food
hosts: Ficus (Moraceae)(1)
Remarks
introduced outside its native range with cultivated fig trees