Cedar Creek
Ecosystem Science Reserve


Insects of Cedar Creek

Order HOMOPTERA

Family PSYLLIDAE

(Psyllids)

(Table of Species)

More work, both collecting and taxonomic is required for this family (257 NA spp). Roughly 12 species have been collected, but more certainly are present. Aphalara (2 spp) are taken in small numbers in old field sweeps. Host unknown, but one appears associated with Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinaceum). Other field species are Livia (2 spp). Members of the genera Pachypsylla (1 sp), Psylla (4+ spp), and Trioza (4+spp) are associated with woody plants in woodlands. Trioza tripunctatacan be common on Rubus.  Some undetermined nymphs are also imaged.


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