Talk:Jumping plant louse

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Insects (Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Insects, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of insects on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
 

Taxonomic limits of article[edit]

I am not sure what taxon this article is supposed to cover. The text begins with "psyllids", which would mean Psyllidae, but the taxobox lists Psylloidea as the topic of the article, with Psyllidae being a subdivision thereof. To confuse matters further, Psyllidae redirects back to this article, despite the presence of other families in the superfamily. Can someone please confirm whether the text is specific to Psyllidae, or whether it does indeed cover the whole superfamily Psylloidea? If it's a mixture, then the article will need to be split. --Stemonitis 07:26, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

I'm actually a little more concerned that "Psyllidae" redirects to "jumping plant louse" rather than vice versa. I mean, really? Common name should NOT have priority over the scientific name for the critter group. Aderksen (talk) 15:06, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

This article definitely needs to be split. Most of the text is about the Psylloidea. The need has become even more pressing since the families in Psylloidea have been significantly revised. See Burckhardt, Daniel, and Ouvrard, David (2012). "A revised classification of the jumping plant-lice (Hemiptera: Psylloidea)" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3509: 1–34.  --Bejnar (talk) 06:07, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Glad that someone seems to have done the split already. Now if only we could get a taxonomist in here to sift out the psylloids from the psyllids. Aderksen (talk) 15:08, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Gah. This article spends a lot of time speaking specifically to Diaphorina citri, and not to Psyllidae in general. I'm happy with a brief discussion of citrus greening here, but rely on a wikilink to the main article. At the very least, the "pest" section should mention Bactericera cockerelli, as that critter is happily spreading zebra chip across the potato industry. Aderksen (talk) 15:01, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Given that this is the English language wikipedia rather than the American one, the title and content are highly parochial. "Jumping plant louse" is a local vernacular name and shouldn't be the main title for an article about widely distributed animals. Joe Fogey (talk) 19:08, 11 September 2017 (UTC)