Katacephala tenuipennis Tuthill, 1944

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: 34

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2454C96B-5D17-4162-A3BB-296F5C0DC216

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4564798

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C23E8784-FFF2-FF82-5FA7-9A6A2B3849CA

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Felipe

scientific name

Katacephala tenuipennis Tuthill, 1944
status

 

Katacephala tenuipennis Tuthill, 1944  

Diagnosis. Description by Hodkinson (1991b).

Materials examined. USA: Florida: Specimens from Collier, Lee, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties, mostly nursery collections due to plant problems ( FSCA, dry and slide mounted, ethanol).

Distribution. Bahamas, Cuba, Mexico, USA: Florida: Broward, Collier, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and St. Lucie counties ( Hodkinson 1991b, Mead 1994a, unpublished FSCA records).

Host plants. Eugenia axillaris (Sw.) Willd., E   . foetida Pers.   ( Myrtaceae   ).

Comments. This is our most commonly collected species in the genus. The insects colonize the new growth causing malformation. It is considered a pest in nurseries and tropical parks. Immatures are submerged in honeydew ( Mead 1994a).

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Liviidae

Genus

Katacephala