Phylloplecta tripunctata (Fitch, 1851),

Halbert, Susan E. & Burckhardt, Daniel, 2020, The psyllids (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) of Florida: newly established and rarely collected taxa and checklist, Insecta Mundi 2020 (788), pp. 1-88: 67-69

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Phylloplecta tripunctata (Fitch, 1851)


Phylloplecta tripunctata (Fitch, 1851) 

Materials examined. USA: Florida: Specimens from Alachua, Gilchrist, Hamilton, and Nassau  counties ( FSCA, dry mounted, ethanol).

Diagnosis. Separated from other Florida psyllids as indicated in the generic key above.

Distribution. Eastern North America ( Hodkinson 1988).

Host plants. Rubus  L. spp. ( Rosaceae  ).

Comments. This species can be found on Florida weedy blackberries (e.g. Rubus cuneifolius Pursh  , Rosaceae  ), where it produces a large dense “head” on the end of the stem, consisting of tightly curled tiny leaves full of immatures ( Mead 1966b).

Trioza Foerster, 1848 


Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology