First record of Acizzia jamatonica (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in North America: friend or foe?

  • Authors: Ulyshen, Michael D.; Miller, Douglass
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Florida Entomologist., Vol. 90(3): 573

Abstract

Acizzia jamatonica (Kuwayama) (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Psyllidae) is reported for the first time in North America. Because the species is thought to feed exclusively on Albizia, it may prove to be an effective biocontrol agent against the invasive Albizia julibrissin Durazzini in the southeastern United States. Because A. julibrissin is also an ornamental plant of some importance, the arrival of A. jamatonica may not be welcomed by many. This is the fourth invasive species of Acizzia to be found in the United States.

  • Citation: Ulyshen, Michael D.; Miller, Douglass. 2007. First record of Acizzia jamatonica (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in North America: friend or foe?. Florida Entomologist., Vol. 90(3): 573
  • Posted Date: February 29, 2008
  • Modified Date: October 27, 2008
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