Heteropsylla cubana Crawford, 1914

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: 48-49

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Heteropsylla cubana Crawford, 1914


Heteropsylla cubana Crawford, 1914  

Materials examined. USA: Florida: Specimens from Alachua, Brevard, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Pinellas   ( FSCA, dry and slide mounted, ethanol).

Diagnosis. Genitalic characters are needed for species diagnosis. Heteropsylla cubana   male parameres are flat across the top in posterior view. The female subgenital plate is sinuate on the dorsal margin.

Distribution. Heteropsylla cubana   currently is pan-tropical and subtropical, including Florida ( Ouvrard 2020). The probable origin is the Neotropics.

Host plants. Leucaena Benth.   spp., particularly Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit   ( Fabaceae   ) and perhaps other mimosoid legumes. Leucaena leucocephala   is a plant used as forage, but classified as a noxious weed in Florida ( Wunderlin et al. 2020).


Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology