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Psyllaphycus diaphorinae: Another Natural Enemy from Pakistan for ACP Biocontrol?

Written by: Allison Bistline-East Email: More Research: UCR Biocontrol Website The Problem. In 2008, the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae), was first detected in California. Since its establishment in California, commercial citrus growers and homeowners alike have become familiar with this notorious pest and the threat it represents as a vector...
By Allison Bistline-East | | Asian Citrus Psyllid, Psyllids
Mark and Christina Hoddle with VC Khan

Hunting for Natural Enemies of Asian Citrus Psyllid in Pakistan

Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) was found in California in late 2008 in San Diego and Imperial Counties. This invasive pest sucks sap from citrus and is a major concern for California because when feeds ACP inject into trees bacteria that cause a lethal disease of citrus known as huanglongbing (HLB). This plant disease is incurable...
By CISR Team |
Red Gum Lerp Psyllid

CISR: Red Gum Lerp Psyllid

The Situation: Red gum lerp psyllid is an insect that is native to Australia. In June 1998, this insect invaded California and was first found in Los Angeles County. This pest feeds exclusively on species of Eucalyptus and in California it exhibits high preference for river red gum ( Eucalyptus camaldulensis), flooded gum ( E...
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Potato Psyllid

CISR: Potato Psyllid

The Situation: The potato psyllid is a major insect pest of solanaceous crops growing in Central and North America. Potato psyllid has historically been a sporadic pest in California, generally developing damaging populations for 6 months or a year and then disappearing for 20 or 30 years. However, since the year 2000, year-round populations have...
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Tipu Psyllid

CISR: Tipu Psyllid

The Situation: The rosewood tree, Tipu, or “Pride of Bolivia”, Tipuana tipu (Fabaceae), is native to South America (South Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia) and is widely grown as a landscape ornamental and shade tree in southern California and elsewhere in the world (e.g., Egypt, Portugal, and Israel.) Tipu trees are popular because they are...
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Asian Citrus Psyllid

CISR: Asian Citrus Psyllid

The Situation: Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) is an efficient vector of the bacterial citrus disease huanglongbing (HLB), previously called citrus greening disease, which is one of the most destructive diseases of citrus worldwide. In the United States, the psyllid vector is found in Florida, Mexico, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, Cuba, Belize and the Yucatan peninsula...
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