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Subject: Heteropsylla fusca Crawford (Homoptera: Psyllidae) reported for the first time in continental United States
Date posted: July 22, 2003
Source: Tri-ology, Vol. 42, No. 1
A moderate infestation of Heteropsylla fusca Crawford was found on Haematoxylum campechianum (bloodwoodtree) at the Fruit and Spice Park in Florida (Miami-Dade County) in February 2003. This is the first report of H. fusca in the continental United States. This psyllid is known to occur in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii. Hosts for H. fusca are Haematoxylum campechianum and Acacia farnesiana.

See Tri-ology, Vol. 42, No. 1 for the full report:
http://doacs.state.fl.us/~pi/enpp/03-jan-feb.htm#ent

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