Nyctiphalerus lynceus, Bliven, 1955,

Percy, Diana M., Rung, Alessandra & Hoddle, Mark S., 2012, An annotated checklist of the psyllids of California (Hemiptera: Psylloidea), Zootaxa 3193, pp. 1-27: 20

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Nyctiphalerus lynceus


lynceus Bliven, 1955 

Type locality: USA, California

Host plant: Unknown. Remarks: Bliven (1955) described this species in a monotypic genus, but it clearly belongs with other North American species previously in Euphalerus  feeding on Ceanothus  and Cercocarpus  ; both D.D. Jensen (in collection annotations, EMEC) and Hodkinson (1988) suggested Nyctiphalerus  should be synonomized with this group. Bliven’s specimens examined ( CAL) of this species look close to Euphalerus vermiculosus  . Bliven collected specimens from Sequoia sempervirens  , but this is unlikely to be the host.


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