Check List 12(3): e19484, doi: 10.15560/12.3.1882
A new pest of ficus in California: Macrohomotoma gladiata Kuwayama, 1908 (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Homotomidae), new to North America
expand article infoAlessandra Rung
‡ California Department of Food and Agriculture, United States of America
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A new psyllid pest of ficus, Macrohomotoma gladiata (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Psylloidea), is reported for the first time from North America (California, U.S.A.). Notes on another adventive psyllid species that has been collected from ficus in California, Homotoma ficus, are given, together with a list diagnostic features that separate between M. gladiata and H. ficus.
Ficus carica; Ficus microcarpa; Homotoma ficus; invasive species; new record; U.S.A.