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Genus Nyctiphalerus

ceanothus psyllid - Nyctiphalerus vermiculosus Ceanothus Psyllid - Nyctiphalerus rugipennis Ceanothus Psyllid - Nyctiphalerus rugipennis Ceanothus megacarpus (coastal) Psyllid - Nyctiphalerus rugipennis Nyctiphalerus rugipennis Nyctiphalerus propinquus Nyctiphalerus propinquus Ceanothus psyllid - maybe Nyctiphalerus jugovenosus? - Nyctiphalerus vermiculosus
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 Psyllinae
Genus Nyctiphalerus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Includes many species formerly included in Euphalerus
Explanation of Names
Nyctiphalerus Bliven 1955
11 spp., all in our area(1)
Genal processes usually large, porrect, not depressed from plane of vertex; antennae typically 1.5x width of head or less; wings more or less rugose, pterostigma present (2)
sw. US, esp. CA(1)
hosts: mostly Ceanothus (Rhamnaceae), as well as Cercocarpus (Roseaceae) (1)
See Also
Ceanothia & Euglyptoneura spp. also occur on Ceanothus; the former has genae developed into small non-contiguous lobes, the latter lacks a pterostigma
Pexopsylla also occurs on Cercocarpus but has very long antennae, about 3 times as long as the width of the head
Some Cacopsylla spp. also occur on Cercocarpus
Print References
Tuthill, L.D. 1937. The genus Euphalerus in America north of Mexico (Psyllidae: Homoptera). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 10: 69-74