Asian citrus psyllid

Asiatic citrus psyllid

Photo by David Hall, USDA Agricultural Research Service,


  • Found in Asia, Mauritius, Reunion, and the Americas
  • Eggs are small (<0.5 mm), light yellow to orange with distinct eye spots at maturity
  • Adults (2.5-3 mm long) are yellowish-brown, have grey legs and transparent wings with spots or longitudinal bands
  • Infested plants have curled leaves and twisted young shoots
  • Honeydew and sooty mould may be present
  • This psyllid can act as a vector for huanglongbing
  • Adults can move short distances by flight and be transported long distance on infested plant material

High priority pest of: Citrus, Production nurseries

Scientific name: Diaphorina citri
EPPRD Category: 3
Life Form: Stink bugs, aphids, mealybugs, scale, whiteflies & hoppers (HEMIPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol