Pachypsylla venusta (Osten-Saken, 1861)

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: 23

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Pachypsylla venusta (Osten-Saken, 1861)


Pachypsylla venusta (Osten-Saken, 1861)  

Materials examined. USA: Florida: Specimens from Alachua, Gilchrist, Hillsborough, Lee   , Leon, Marion, Miami-Dade, Orange, Pinellas, St. John’s, St. Lucie, and Volusia counties ( FSCA, dry and slide mounted, ethanol, gall collection).

Diagnosis. This species is easy to recognize, because it is relatively much larger than the others. It makes large galls in the petioles of the leaves.

Distribution. Widely distributed in the eastern and central USA ( Hodkinson 1988).

Host plants. Celtis laevigata Willd., C   . occidentalis   L. ( Cannabaceae   ).

Tetragonocephala Crawford, 1914  


Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology