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Asian Citrus Psyllid

Asian citrus psyllid - USDA, ARS Photo LibraryScientific name: Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, 1908 (ITIS; name is valid but unverified)

Common name: Asian citrus psyllid

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Native To: Southern Asia (Grafton-Cardwell et al. 2006)

Date of U.S. Introduction: First found in Florida in 1998 (Grafton-Cardwell et al. 2006)

Means of Introduction: Possibly arrived on imported plants (Grafton-Cardwell et al. 2006)

Impact: Damages citrus plants by feeding on sap; serves as a vector for citrus greening disease, which causes a decline in citrus production. (Grafton-Cardwell et al. 2006)

Current U.S. Distribution:




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Citrus Pests - Asian citrus psyllid
USDA. APHIS. PPQ. CPHST. Identification Technology Program.
See also: Citrus Resource

Featured Creatures - Asian citrus psyllid
University of Florida. Entomology and Nematology Department.

Invasive Species Compendium - Diaphorina citri
CAB International.

Data Sheets on Quarantine Pests - Diaphorina citri (PDF | 32 KB)
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.


Citrus Greening
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Asian Citrus Psyllid
USDA. APHIS. Hungry Pests.

Save Our Citrus
USDA. APHIS. Hungry Pests.


Don't Move Your Citrus!
Arizona Department of Agriculture.

Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) and Huanglongbing (HLB)
California Department of Food and Agriculture. Plant Health Division.

Asian Citrus Psyllid and HLB
Los Angeles County Department of Agricultural Commissioner (California)

Pest Alert: Asian Citrus Psyllid
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.

New Pest Advisory: Asian Citrus Psyllid (Feb 2009; PDF | 70 KB)
Hawaii Department of Agriculture.


Asian Citrus Psyllid
University of California. Agricultural and Natural Resources. Kearney Agricultural Center. Citrus Entomology.

Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing Disease - Pests in Gardens and Landscapes (Aug 2013)
University of California. Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.

Asian Citrus Psyllid
University of California - Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research.

Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Biology and Management of the Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, in Florida Citrus
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Asian Citrus Psyllid and Citrus Greening Disease
University of Florida. IFAS Extension. Integrated Pest Management.

Classical Biological Control of Asian Citrus Psyllid in Florida
University of Florida. IFAS Extension. Integrated Pest Management.

Citrus Greening and its Psyllid Vector - Radcliffe's IPM World Textbook
University of Minnesota.


Citrus Huanglongbing: Understanding the Vector-Pathogen Interaction for Disease Management (Dec 2007)
American Phytopathological Society.

Asian Citrus Psyllid
Citrus Research Board (California). Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program.

Global Invasive Species Database - Diaphorina citri (insect)
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.


Grafton-Cardwell, E.E., K.E. Godfrey, M.E. Michaels, C.C. Childers, and P.A. Stansly. 2006. Asian citrus psyllid (PDF | 865 KB). Oakland: University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Publication 8205.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Diaphorina citri. [Accessed Feb 28, 2015].

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Last Modified: Mar 20, 2015
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