Calophya schini, Tuthill 1959,

Percy, Diana M., Rung, Alessandra & Hoddle, Mark S., 2012, An annotated checklist of the psyllids of California (Hemiptera: Psylloidea), Zootaxa 3193, pp. 1-27: 12

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.280093

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DF8633-FFAE-FFCE-42B7-F903FB9DE397

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Plazi

scientific name

Calophya schini
status

 

schini Tuthill 1959 

Type locality: Peru.

Additional distribution: Bolivia; introduced in Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, USA, California. Host plant: Schinus molle  .

Remarks: First recorded in California in 1984 ( Gill 1984); common name: peppertree psyllid ( Downer et al. 1988; Burckhardt 1988; Burckhardt & Bassett 2000).

ParasitoidsParasitoids: In 1987, a biological control program was initiated in California with the release of a eulophid parasitoid, Tamarixia schina Zuparko  , native to Chile, which may provide satisfactory control ( Paine & Dreistadt 2007; Zuparko et al. 2011), but the effectiveness of this natural enemy to control the peppertree psyllid may be limited by high seasonal variation in psyllid populations ( Hagan & Tassan 1996).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Calophyidae

Genus

Calophya