The Psyllidae of British Columbia with a key to species

R. L. Kitching


A list is presented of the 38 plant-lice or Psyllidae recorded from British Columbia. Keys to the species are given with locality records, together with an additional 28 species recorded from adjacent areas of Alberta, Washington and Alaska. The keys are adapted from those given in monographs by Crawford (1914), Caldwell (1938a) and Tuthill (1943) with the addition of ten species not included in their keys.



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Caldwell, J.S. 1936. Seven new species of the genus Aphalara<.i> (Homoptera: Chermidae). Ohio J. Sci. 36:220-223.

Caldwell, J.S. 1937. Some North American relatives of Aphalara calthae Linnaeus. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 30:563-571.

Caldwell, J.S. 1938a. The jumping plant-lice of Ohio (Homoptera: Chermidae). Bull. Ohio Biol. Surv. 6:228-28l.

Caldwell, J.S. 1938b. Three new species of psyllids and the description of the allotype of Livia opaqua Cald. (Homoptera: Psyllidae). Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 31:442-444.

Caldwell, J.S. 1940. Three new species of Psyllidae with notes on others. Ohio J. Sci. 40:49-50.

Crawford, D.L. 1914. A monograph of the jumping plant-lice or Psyllidae of the New World. Bull. U.S. Natn. Mus. 85:186.

Downes, W. 1927. A preliminary list of the Heteroptera and Homoptera of British Columbia. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Brit. Columbia 23:1-22.

Downes, W. 1957. Notes on some Hemiptera which have been introduced into British Columbia. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Bril. Columbia 54:11-13.


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