Paracarsidara gigantea (Crawford, 1911)

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: 32-33

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Paracarsidara gigantea (Crawford, 1911)


Paracarsidara gigantea (Crawford, 1911)  

Materials examined. USA: Florida: Miami-Dade County: 1 ♂, Miami, Chapman Field , 31.vii.2009 – 7.viii.2009, suction trap (H. Escobar) ( FSCA # E2009-5853 View Materials )   ; 1 ♂, Miami-Dade County, Miami, Chapman Field, 14.v.2012 – 21.v.2012, suction trap (H. Escobar) ( FSCA # E2012-4311 View Materials )   .

Diagnosis. Description by Brown and Hodkinson (1988).

Distribution. Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and St. Kitts (Hollis 1988), USA (FL). ( Halbert 2009, as Paracarsidara   sp.).

Host plants. Ceiba Mill.   spp. and perhaps other Malvaceae   .

Comments. In Florida, this species has not been confirmed on the host yet. It is not known if this Neotropical species is established in Florida, but suction trap collections usually indicate that many specimens are present in the environment.

Liviidae Löw, 1879   Euphyllurinae Crawford, 1914   Diaphorina Löw, 1880  


Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology