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Synonyms for psyllid

small active cicada-like insect with hind legs adapted for leaping

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In California, the past two decades have seen the emergence of a number of high-consequence plant pests, including the sudden oak death pathogen, the Pierce's disease pathogen (carried by the glassy-winged sharpshooter) and more recently the Asian citrus psyllid, vector of the citrus greening disease (huanglongbing), and the European grapevine moth.
The presumed cause of HLB is the bacterium Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, and it is carried from plant to plant by the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri), a tiny, winged insect that feeds on all citrus relatives.
Extensive studies have been made on the biology of various eucalypt psyllids (Spondyliaspidini) (e.
A: In a description of lerp psyllid damage from the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, it was reported that in addition to defoliation, the most common symptoms were splitting and peeling of bark shortly before dying.
Temperature and humidity inside the device were measured by a hygrothermograph every 4 h when counting the number of psyllids and maintained at 25 [+ or -] 1[degrees]C, 60 [+ or -] 2% RH.
When psyllids feed on citrus leaves, the leaves become distorted and malformed.
As a result, many areas in the United States, including Florida, California, Texas, Louisiana and Georgia, have been put under quarantine for Citrus Greening and Asian Citrus Psyllids.
Redgum lerp psyllids suck the sap from eucalyptus leaves through mouths that resemble straws, causing the leaves to fall.
Samples of the psyllids have been found in several parts of San Diego County - following tests, none have been confirmed carriers of the citrus greening disease.
Gall-inducing psyllids in the genus Calophya (Hemiptera: Calophyidae) are specialist herbivores, several of which are associated with trees in the genus Schinus in South America (Burckhardt & Basset 2000).
The discovery is helping growers in affected regions improve their timing and use of insecticide sprays to prevent psyllids from feeding on and infecting potato crops with the zebra chip bacterium (hereafter "Liberibacter").
Biological control of the African and Asian citrus psyllids (Homoptera: Psylloidea), through Eulophidae and parasites (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) in Reunion Island, pp.
Every week, CQFIRU entomologist Donald Thomas visits citrus groves to collect samples of psyllids and potential predators.
Officials fear that about 20,000 other eucalyptus trees across the city could die after being infected by an aphidlike insect - the red gum lerp psyllids.