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Species Calophya schini - Peppertree Psyllid

Pit galls of the Peppertree Psyllid Calophya schini - Calophya schini Peppertree Psyllid mating pair - Calophya schini - male - female peppertree psyllid male - Calophya schini - male Peppertree psyllid nymph and pits - Calophya schini Peppertree psyllid nymph and pits - Calophya schini Peppertree psyllid nymph and pits - Calophya schini Pepper Tree Psyllid - Calophya schini - female Pepper Tree Psyllid - Calophya schini - male
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 Calophyidae
Genus Calophya
Species schini (Peppertree Psyllid)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Calophya schini Tuthill 1959
Range
Native to Peru; in coastal CA from San Diego to San Francisco
Food
Schinus molle (Peruvian Peppertree)
Life Cycle
Nymphs create characteristic pit galls on Shinus molle leaves.
Remarks
First North American record from 1984 in Long Beach, CA
Print References
Downer, J.A., P. Svihra, R.H. Molinar, J.B. Fraser, C.S. Koehler. 1988. New psyllid pest of California pepper tree. California Agriculture March-April 30-32 (pdf)
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