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Psylla alni male.jpg
Psylla alni
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
Family: Psyllidae
Subfamily: Psyllinae
Genus: Psylla
Geoffroy, 1762
at least 110 species
Psyllina spec..jpg
Psylla carpinicola

Psylla (from the Greek psulla, meaning flea) is a genus of sap-sucking insects belonging to the order Hemiptera. There are at least 110 described species in Psylla.[1][2][3] Species within the genus feed on various host plants.

Some harmful species commonly known as flies belong to neighbouring genera, such as Cacopsylla (which includes most of the pyslla harmful to fruit trees), the Albizia fly (Acizzia jamatonica, from the Psyllidae family) and the laurel fly (Trioza alacris).

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  1. ^ "Browse Psylla". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  2. ^ "Psylla". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  3. ^ "Psylla Genus Information". Retrieved 2018-05-13.