Sternorrhyncha is a large group of insects within the 'true bugs' containing aphids, whiteflies, jumping plant lice and scale insects. All members of the group are plant-feeders, and many are major crop and ornamental pests.
We are researching Sternorrhyncha by:
Discover the Psyl'list, an online taxonomic database dedicated to the superfamily Psylloidea (jumping plant lice).
Find out how we are using the wealth of data in the Psyl'list database to analyse patterns of psyllid–host plant evolution.
Search the White-Files, an online taxonomic database dedicated to the superfamily Aleyrodoidea (whiteflies).
Find out more about the psyllid evolutionary tree, digitising our collections and how we are determining the relationships between psyllids and their host plants.
The Museum's Hemiptera collection is rich in type specimens.
Many insects are commonly called 'bugs', but the 'true bugs' are only those that have piercing, sucking mouthparts that they use to eat plant matter, usually sap. True bugs form the insect order Hemiptera.