Asian citrus psyllid


: a sap-sucking, grayish-brown mottled plant louse (Diaphorina citri of the family Psyllidae) of southern Asia that has been widely introduced into the U.S. and other citrus-growing regions and is a serious pest of citrus trees especially as a vector of the bacteria causing citrus greening
The Asian citrus psyllid, which is the size of a fruit fly, feeds on the leaves of lemon and orange trees.P. J. Huffstutter

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First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Asian citrus psyllid was in 1984

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“Asian citrus psyllid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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