Cecidopsyllinae Li, 2011

Burckhardt, Daniel, Ouvrard, David & Percy, Diana M., 2021, An updated classification of the jumping plant-lice (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) integrating molecular and morphological evidence, European Journal of Taxonomy 736, pp. 137-182 : 143

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Cecidopsyllinae Li, 2011


Subfamily Cecidopsyllinae Li, 2011 stat. rev. et nov.


The monotypic Cecidopsyllinae was diagnosed by Li (2011); for diagnoses of Cecidopsylla see also Burckhardt (1991b) and Yang et al. (2009). In the study of Cho et al. (2019), Cecidopsylla forms the sister taxon to all other psyllids, except for Pseudophacopteron (Phacopteroninae) . For this reason, we transfer it to Aphalaridae and remove Cecidopsyllinae from synonymy with Mastigimatinae ( Burckhardt & Ouvrard 2012) . Within the Mastigimatinae as defined by Burckhardt et al. (2018b), Cecidopsylla resembles Synpsylla in the shape of the head, antennae and forewings but there are no detailed synapomorphies suggesting that the two are phylogenetically close. Awaiting new evidence, we leave the latter in the Mastigimatidae (see discussion there).

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Cecidopsylla Kieffer, 1905 .