Pittosporum Psyllid - Cacopsylla tobirae | SocalFauna.net

Mating pair. Long Beach
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Pittosporum Psyllid (Cacopsylla tobirae)


Arthropoda > Insecta > Hemiptera > Sternorrhyncha > Psylloidea > Psyllidae


Native to Japan, this psyllid was first detected in California in 2007; The hostplant is the introduced ornamental shrub Pittosporum tobira. The psyllid is most easily recognized by the damage caused by the nymphs, which cause leaf warping and exude a white waxy filamentous substance.

References:
1. Gill, R. & G. Watson. 2007. "Cacopsylla" sp. - Psylloidea: Psyllidae. California Plant Pest and Disease Report (CPPDR), 24, 8.
2. Percy, D.M., A. Rung and M.S. Hoddle. 2012. An annotated checklist of the psyllids of California (Hemiptera: Psylloidea). Zootaxa 3193: 1-27

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