Taxonomy of Calophya (Hemiptera: Calophyidae) Species Associated with Schinus terebinthifolia (Anacardiaceae)

@article{Burckhardt2018TaxonomyOC,
  title={Taxonomy of Calophya (Hemiptera: Calophyidae) Species Associated with Schinus terebinthifolia (Anacardiaceae)},
  author={Daniel Burckhardt and James P. Cuda and Rodrigo Diaz and William H. Overholt and Patricia Prade and Dalva Luiz de Queiroz and Marcelo Diniz Vitorino and Gregory S. Wheeler},
  journal={Florida Entomologist},
  year={2018},
  volume={101},
  pages={178 - 188}
}
Abstract Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolia Raddi (Anacardaceae), native to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, is one of the most invasive weeds in Florida. In its native range, at least 4 psyllid species of the genus Calophya (Hemiptera: Calophyidae) are associated with it. All 4 species are monophagous and constitute a likely monophyletic group that induce pit galls, usually on the upper leaf surface. Here we revise the taxonomy of these species, 2 of which are described as… 
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