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Adult Asian citrus psyllids are small (3-4 mm) with mottled brown wings and are active, jumping insects. The eggs are bright yellow and are deposited on newly emerging plant tissue. Nymphs are green or dull orange, and feed on young leaves and stems. The Asian citrus psyllid itself is not a major pest of citrus; however, it is known to be a vector of citrus greening disease (CGD), a very serious bacterial disease of citrus. There is no known cure for CGD and tree removal is the only control option.
Asian citrus psyllid - new pest advisory
Asian citrus psyllid's description, images, distribution, and impacts are in this pest advisory from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.
Asian citrus psyllid occurrence in Hawaii
Results of surveys of the occurrence of Asian Citrus Psyllid on Hawaii Island are reported by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (2006).
Asian citrus psyllid species profile
Links to information about Diaphorina citri are provided by the National Invasive Species Information Center (USDA).
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