Citrus - Asian Citrus Psyllid
Prepared by California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) 9/2009
The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), an aphid-like insect, is a serious pest of all citrus and closely-related plants because it can transmit the disease huanglongbing (HLB) when it feeds on the plants’ leaves and stems.
HLB is the most devastating disease of citrus in the world. Symptoms of HLB include yellow shoots, leaf mottle, small upright leaves and lopsided fruit with a bitter flavor. Infected trees decline in health, produce inedible fruit and eventually die. There is no cure for the disease and infected trees must be removed and destroyed to prevent further spread of HLB.
Asian Citrus Pest_FactSheet.pdf
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