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Species Arytaina genistae - Broom Psyllid

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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 Arytaina
Species genistae (Broom Psyllid)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psylla genistae Latreille, 1804
Explanation of Names
Arytaina genistae (Latreille 1804)
3.5 mm(1)
Forewings with conspicuous dark streak running between veins Rs and M (2)
native to Europe, adventive in NA (along both the Atlantic & Pacific coasts in the US)(3)
hosts: various Fabaceae, especially Cytisus (brooms) (3)
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