Choricymoza sequoiae, Bliven, 1955, Bliven, 1955

Percy, Diana M., Rung, Alessandra & Hoddle, Mark S., 2012, An annotated checklist of the psyllids of California (Hemiptera: Psylloidea), Zootaxa 3193, pp. 1-27: 21

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Choricymoza sequoiae


sequoiae ( Bliven, 1955)   comb.n.

Choricymoza sequoiae Bliven, 1955: 12  

Type locality: USA, California.

Host plant: Likely to be Rubus   sp.

Remarks: Remarks: Burckhardt and Lauterer (1997) posited that this species may be conspecific with Phylloplecta rubicola   (recorded from Washington). Further examination and comparison of the type specimens is needed to confirm this. There is also a close resemblance to P. occidentalis   .

Platycorypha Tuthill   nigrivirga Burckhardt, 1987  

Type locality: Argentina.

Additional distribution: Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay. Introduced in Europe, USA, California Host plant: Tipuana tipu   .

Remarks: First detected in southern California in October 2008 ( Rung et al. 2009), this psyllid is a pest of the ornamental legume, Tipu   , or rosewood tree; common name: Tipu   psyllid. Predators: Brazilian populations are partly controlled by coccinellid beetles ( Coleoptera   : Coccinellidae   ).

Psylla Geoffroy   alni (Linnaeus, 1758)  

Type locality: Europe.

Additional distribution: Widely distributed across the Palaearctic region. USA, Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington; Canada, Alberta, British Columbia; Greenland. Host plant: Alnus rhombifolia   .






Choricymoza sequoiae

Percy, Diana M., Rung, Alessandra & Hoddle, Mark S. 2012

Choricymoza sequoiae

Bliven 1955: 12