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Species Diaphorina citri - Asian Citrus Psyllid

Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama - Diaphorina citri Tiny - Diaphorina citri Diaphorina citri? - Diaphorina citri Diaphorina citri? - Diaphorina citri Asian Citrus Psyllid? Female? - Diaphorina citri - female Asian Citrus Psyllid? Male? - Diaphorina citri - male Asian Citrus Psyllid? Male? - Diaphorina citri - male Diaphorina citri
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Sternorrhyncha (Plant-parasitic Hemipterans)
Superfamily Psylloidea
Family Liviidae
Subfamily Euphyllurinae
Genus Diaphorina
Species citri (Asian Citrus Psyllid)
Other Common Names
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Explanation of Names
Diaphorina citri Kuwayama 1908
Size
adults 3-4 mm, nymphs: 1st instar 0.25 mm, last (5th) instar 1.5-1.7 mm(1)
Identification

Nymphs; wingpads massive; white waxy excretions of the nymphs on new leaves are indicative(1)
Range
so.CA-AZ, TX-FL-SC (as of Feb. 2012)(2)
Native to S. Asia, adventive in NA
Food
Hosts: mainly Citrus, but also other Rutaceae(2)(1)
Life Cycle
Total life cycle: 15-47 days, depending upon season; 9-10 (maybe more) generations a year. No diapause; in winter (the dry season) populations are low.(1)
Remarks
Earliest record in our area: FL 1998. Damages citrus plants by feeding on sap; a vector of citrus greening disease (Huanglongbing).(3)
The Eulophid parasitoid, Tamarixia radiata, has been introduced from Korea to combat this pest.
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