Biology and management of Asian citrus psyllid, vector of the huanglongbing pathogens.

  title={Biology and management of Asian citrus psyllid, vector of the huanglongbing pathogens.},
  author={Elizabeth E. Grafton-Cardwell and Lukasz L. Stelinski and Philip A. Stansly},
  journal={Annual review of entomology},
The Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), is the most important pest of citrus worldwide because it serves as a vector of "Candidatus Liberibacter" species (Alphaproteobacteria) that cause huanglongbing (citrus greening disease). All commercially cultivated citrus is susceptible and varieties tolerant to disease expression are not yet available. Onset of disease occurs following a long latent period after inoculation, and thus the pathogen can spread widely… 

Chemical control of the Asian citrus psyllid and of huanglongbing disease in citrus.

There is an urgent need to find a sustainable solution to the HLB menace through chemical control of ACP populations and within HLB-infected trees through the judicious use of labeled insecticides (existing and novel chemistries) and antibiotics in area-wide management programs with due consideration to the insecticide resistance problem.

Bio-efficacy of Certain Chemicals against Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae)

The biology and efficacy of various chemicals are studied, both, solely and in combination, viz., Bifenthrin, Lambda cyhalothrin, Azadirachtin (neem oil), Cypermethrin + Profenofos, Original Research Article Roy and Rizvi; CJAST, 39(3): 95-102, 2020; Article no.55134 96.

Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) Vector Competence for the Citrus Greening Pathogen ‘Candidatus Liberibacter Asiaticus’

ABSTRACT Characterizing the vector competence of Diaphorina citri Kuwayama for ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus,’ the pathogen causing citrus greening, is essential for understanding the

Population Fluctuations of Diaphorina citri and Its Natural Enemies in Response to Various Management Practices in Florida

Abstract The Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae), is a serious threat to citrus production because it transmits the bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus

The Detection and Surveillance of Asian Citrus Psyllid (Diaphorina citri)—Associated Viruses in Florida Citrus Groves

It was discovered that DcACV was the most prevalent ACP-associated virus throughout nymph and adult ACP populations in Florida, detected in more than 60% of all samples tested, followed by DcPLV and DcFLV, suggesting persistent presence of CTV infection in citrus throughout Florida groves.

A predatory mite as potential biological control agent of Diaphorina citri

The generalist predatory mite Amblyseius herbicolus Chant is a potential biological control agent of D. citri, and its performance and control may be affected by the quality of the host plant, which is confirmed with a series of experiments with limited numbers of eggs.

A predatory mite as potential biological control agent of Diaphorina citri

The generalist predatory mite Amblyseius herbicolus Chant is a potential biological control agent of D. citri, and its performance and control may be affected by the quality of the host plant.

Understanding Citrus Greening Disease and Its Possible Management Strategies in Nepal

Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening, is a devastating disease of citrus that has decimated several citrus orchards throughout the world. The disease is associated with three species of

The push-pull strategy for citrus psyllid control.

The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), is the only natural vector of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus that causes citrus huanglongbing (HLB), a most



Asian Citrus Psyllid (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) and Citrus Greening Disease in Louisiana

To date, huanglongbing has not been detected in Plaquemines Parish and Asian citrus psyllid has been suppressed by carefully timed applications of insecticide.

Integrated approaches for managing the Asian citrus psyllid Diaphorina citri (Homoptera: Psyllidae) in Florida

The results suggest that the contributions of biological control agents to mortality of ACP need to be conserved and enhanced for successful long-term management of pest and disease.

Colonization of Citrus and Citrus- related Germplasm by Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae)

Seeds of 87 Rutaceae seed- source genotypes, primarily in the orange subfamily Aurantioideae, were assessed in the field for their propensity in a free-choice situation for infestations of natural south Florida populations of D. citri and found partial resistance in P. trifoliata to D.citri could prove useful in future citrus breeding efforts aimed at reducing the incidence and spread of HLB.

Biological control of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in Guadeloupe by imported Tamarixia radiata (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae)

Quite favorable biological characteristics play a great part in explaining the excellent effec- tiveness of T. radiata in biological control programmes against D. citri.

Feeding behaviour of the Asiatic citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, on healthy and huanglongbing‐infected citrus

The differences in the durations of the E waveforms on plants showing different levels of symptom expression may account for differences in acquisition found amongst studies; therefore, future work on the acquisition and transmission of Las needs to carefully document symptom expression.

Current epidemiological understanding of citrus Huanglongbing .

Huanglongbing (HLB) is the most destructive citrus pathosystem worldwide and all infected commercial citrus industries continue to decline owing to inadequate current control methods.


The biology of this insect pest is reviewed along with damage produced as a result of feeding injury by both adult and nymphal stages and management approaches using chemical con- trol for psyllid on Florida citrus are discussed.

Citrus Huanglongbing: Review, Present status and Future Strategies

The recent arrival of the vectors in citrus producing areas previously regarded as HLB-free highlights the potential threat of one of the most serious diseases of citrus, thus emphasizing the need for effective quarantine services.


Management of citrus greening disease is difficult and requires an integrated approach including use of clean stock, elimination of inoculum via voluntary and regulatory means, use of pesticides to control psyllid vectors in the citrus crop, and biological control of psyllID vectors in non-crop reservoirs.