Asian Citrus Psyllid

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The Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Homoptera: Psyllidae) is a pest of citrus and close relatives of citrus. Asian citrus psyllid damages plants directly through its feeding activities. New shoot growth that is heavily infested by psyllids does not expand and develop normally and is more susceptible to breaking off. While direct damage is serious, there is even a greater concern that the psyllid is an efficient vector of the bacterium that causes the economically devastating disease citrus greening, or Huanglongbing.

Authors: 
Elizabeth E Grafton-Cardwell
Authors: 
Kris E. Godfrey
Authors: 
Michael E. Rogers
Authors: 
Carl C. Childers
Authors: 
Philip A. Stansly
Publisher: 
University of California ANR
Year: 
2006