Amorphicola amorphae ( Mally, 1894 )

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: 52-53

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4564694

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4585994

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scientific name

Amorphicola amorphae ( Mally, 1894 )
status

 

Amorphicola amorphae ( Mally, 1894)  

Materials examined. USA: Florida: Specimens from Duval, Hamilton, Highlands, and Volusia counties ( FSCA, dry and slide mounted, ethanol, dry-preserved pitted stems).

Diagnosis. Description by Tuthill (1943, as Arytaina amorphae   ). Differs from other psyllids in Florida as indicated in the generic key above.

Distribution. USA (FL, IA, NE) ( Hodkinson 1988).

Host plants. Amorpha   L. spp. ( Fabaceae   ).

Comments. This is a rare species in Florida. We have few Florida collections. The immatures produce pit galls in the stems of the plant. See comments above under Acizzia jamatonica   for separation of these two superficially similar species.

* Cacopsylla Ossiannilsson, 1970  

Comments. No species are known from Florida, but the genus is included in the key because some species in this genus are significant pests, and there is risk of establishment in Florida. For example, Cacopsylla tobirae (Miyatake, 1964)   , the pittosporum psyllid, has been intercepted in Florida (FSCA# E2015-1748). Pittosporum is a popular and lucrative ornamental plant.

Psylla Geoffray, 1762  

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Psyllidae

Genus

Amorphicola