Acizzia jamatonica (Kuwayama, 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: 43-44

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4585766

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C23E8784-FFFD-FF8C-5FA7-9A942F2C4ED3

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scientific name

Acizzia jamatonica (Kuwayama
status

 

Acizzia jamatonica (Kuwayama   , 1908)

( Fig. 141–144 View Figures 139–148 )

Materials examined. USA: Alabama ( FSCA, dry mounted). – USA: Georgia: Douglas County: Douglasville, 20.ix.2006. Albizia julibrissin (S. Good)   ( FSCA # E2006-8035) ( FSCA, dry mounted) ( USA record ( Halbert 2007)). – USA: Florida: Specimens from Gadsden, Jackson, Jefferson, and Leon counties ( FSCA, dry and slide mounted). – USA: West Virginia ( FSCA, dry mounted).

Diagnosis. Superficially, Acizzia jamatonica   ( Fig. 141, 142 View Figures 139–148 ) resembles Amorphicola amorphae ( Mally, 1894)   , a rare species in Florida that occurs only on Amorpha   L. ( Fabaceae   ). The male paramere will separate these insects easily. The females differ in the longer antennae (see generic key) and the longer, more conical and basally contiguous genal processes in Acizzia jamatonica   .

Distribution. This species was described from Japan, is widespread in East Asia, and is adventive in the Middle East, Europe and North America ( Ouvrard 2020). It was first discovered in the USA in September 2006 ( Ulyshen and Miller 2007). The first Florida records were reported from a survey in June 2007 by Wheeler and Hoebeke

(2009). The first DPI record for Florida was in 2014 (Jefferson County, Monticello, 6.viii.2014, Albizia julibrissin (Russell F. Mizell III)   (FSCA# E2014-5376)).

Host plants. Albizia julibrissin Durazz.   ( Fabaceae   ).

Comments. Eggs ( Fig. 143 View Figures 139–148 ) usually are laid in clusters at the base of the leaflets. Immatures ( Fig. 144 View Figures 139–148 ) are freeliving on the young leaflets of the host. This newly arrived species might have been missed because it shares the host in Florida with Heteropsylla huasachae Caldwell   , which can be overwhelmingly abundant on the plants.

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Psyllidae

Genus

Acizzia