psyl·​lid | \ ˈsi-ləd How to pronounce psyllid (audio) \

Definition of psyllid

: psylla

Other Words from psyllid

psyllid adjective

Examples of psyllid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Notice if other citrus trees are nearby and a potential source of the Asian psyllid that spreads the disease and the disease itself. Tom Maccubbin,, 4 Sep. 2021 This provides less food for the psyllids, which feed on the flush of new leaves. Amanda Morris,, 15 Apr. 2020 For the next 15 years, Baumann, Moran, and their colleagues used similar DNA analyses to document equally long-term relationships between bacteria and white flies, spittlebugs, cicadas, leafhoppers, and psyllids. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, 14 Nov. 2019 Well, the psyllids never got the memo.’’ Jackson is a relative newcomer to the citrus business. Duncan Strauss,, 18 Jan. 2020 In Ventura County, growers spray pesticides to get rid of the psyllid. Washington Post, 26 Sep. 2019 One was Carsonella ruddii, from that psyllid from the Mexican restaurant, which proved to have just 160,000 bases compared with E. coli's 5 million bases and Buchnera's 640,000. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, 14 Nov. 2019 Her work on psyllids, aphids, and other sap-sucking insects has uncovered intricate, intertwined relationships with internal bacteria, which help them survive on a meager diet of plant juices. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, 14 Nov. 2019 That included injection of the insecticide imidacloprid into the tree to combat lerp psyllids, a type of insect that sucks nutrients from leaves and causes them to shed. Lilly Nguyen, Daily Pilot, 30 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of psyllid

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for psyllid

ultimately from New Latin Psylla

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“Psyllid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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