Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

First record of Calophya schini (Hemiptera: Calophyidae) in Ethiopia and Kenya.

Abstract

A South American leaf galling psyllid, Calophya schini Tuthill, has recently been discovered attacking the South American tree Schinus molle L. in Kenya and Ethiopia. This represents the first record of the psyllid in each country and the only record of C. schini in Africa outside of South Africa. In Kenya, the psyllid was parasitized by an unidentified tetrastichine (Eulophidae), probably of the genus Tamarixia, while in Ethiopia C. schini nymphs were heavily parasitized by an unidentified hymenopteran.