Psyllid Update

Since posting “What are those Birds Eating?” about the psyllids on the mimosa trees here at the Museum, I’ve photographed some of the adults.

adult psyllid
One of many adult psyllids on mimosa in Explore the Wild.
adult psyllid
This adult psyllid, though larger than a nymph, is still only about 2 mm in length.
A psyllid nymph. Note the white “tube” projecting from the posterior of its abdomen.

The nymph at right is less than half the size of the adult (photo from original post). But, you still have to look closely to see the adults of these little insects. You won’t see them though, if you don’t look.


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