Asian Citrus Psyllid Wing

Asian Citrus Psyllid Wing as seen using a Foldscope.   Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, Director of Lindcove Research & Extension Center UC Riverside, created a slide library for my students to use so they could identify the wing pattern of the Asian citrus psyllid.

 

The adult is about the size of a sesame seed. It is not native to California. Dr. Mark Hoddle, Director of Center for Invasive Species Research Department of Entomology, UC Riverside made a special video to help students learn more about invasive species. https://youtu.be/F5hvIrOgk-M

 

http://californiacitrusthreat.org/pest-disease This psyllid can carry HLB (Huanglongbing) a disease that kills citrus trees and has no cure.

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