Acizzia, Heslop-Harrison, 1961

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: 44

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.4585965

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C23E8784-FFFC-FF8C-5FA7-9C122E5C4AB1

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Acizzia
status

 

Acizzia   sp.

Materials examined. USA: Florida: Collier County: Naples , 5.ii.2016, Acacia auriculiformis (Scott D. Krueger)   ( FSCA # E2016-384 View Materials ) ( FSCA, dry mounted)   ; Miami-Dade County: Miami , 26.i.2015, Eucalyptus (Olga Garcia)   ( FSCA # E2015-394 View Materials ) ( FSCA, dry and slide mounted)   .

Diagnosis. This species can be recognized by the forewing maculation pattern (spotted in this species and clear in A . jamatonica   ) and by the male and female terminalia.

Distribution. Australia (Gary Taylor, pers. comm.), adventive in USA (FL).

Host plants. Acacia auriculiformis A. Cunn. ex Benth.   ( Fabaceae   ).

Comments. This undescribed species of Acizzia   was discovered in Miami by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry (DPI) inspector Olga Garcia. The first specimens were found as stray adults on Eucalyptus   . Subsequent specimens were found in suction traps in Miami-Dade and Collier counties. DPI inspector Scott Krueger solved the host association when he discovered colonies in Collier County on Acacia auriculiformis   , a native Australian plant, suggesting that the psyllid also originates from Australia.

This species has become numerous in Florida. Based on suction trap collections, flight activity occurs in spring and fall.

Aphalaroidinae Vondráček, 1963   Aphalaroida Crawford, 1914  

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Psyllidae