Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri

The Asian citrus psyllid is a sap-sucking insect pest of citrus, and a vector of citrus greening disease (CGD). CGD is a bacterial disease that causes infected trees to produce green, misshapen and bitter fruit; massively reducing the marketability of crops for use as fresh fruit or juice. Most citrus trees die after initial infection. Diaphorina citri infestations can expand rapidly as females are capable of producing an average of 800 eggs and there may be as many as 10 generations of winged adults per year. Asian citrus psyllid also causes citrus defoliation and fruitlet and blossom drop. This serious pest of citrus should be continuously monitored using green Impact boards.

Asian citrus psyllid
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