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Order: Hymenoptera / Superfamily: Psylloidea
[Jumping Plant Lice]
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Jumping plant lice or psyllids (Psylloidea), comprise of a group of around 3000 species of small plant-sap-feeding insects related to the aphids and whiteflies [1]. The great majority of psyllid species are narrowly host-specific. Their life cycle typically include an egg stage, five larval instars and an adult stage.


[1] Hodkinson ID. Life cycle variation and adaptation in jumping plant lice (Insecta: Hemiptera: Psylloidea): a global synthesis. J Natural History 2009;43(1-2):65-179. | Read article |

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