African citrus psyllid

African citrus psyllid

Photo: S.P. van Vuuren, Citrus Research International,

  • Sap-sucking psyllids that are serious pests of citrus
  • Transmit the disease huanglongbing
  • Commonly found on young, tender flush leading to deformation and leaf drop
  • Spread locally by flight and over long distances via movement of plant material and strong winds
  • Asiatic citrus psyllid is present close to Australia in Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea
  • Asiatic citrus psyllid has previously entered Australia and was eradicated

High priority pest of: Citrus, Production nurseries

Scientific name: Trioza erytreae
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Stink bugs, aphids, mealybugs, scale, whiteflies & hoppers (HEMIPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol