Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A host-specific plant louse the family Psyllidae, which feeds on plant juices.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of the homopterous family Psyllidæ.
  • Having the characters of or belonging to the family Psyllidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small active cicada-like insect with hind legs adapted for leaping; feeds on plant juices

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ψύλλα (psúlla) via New Latin psylla. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Carsonella lives inside a leaf-munching insect, called a psyllid (image below).

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  • The psyllid is a small, brownish, aphid-like insect, one-eighth to one-sixteenth of an inch in length.

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  • "The mere presence of the psyllid is a sign of danger to the state's citrus industry."

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  • Experimental releases of Anthocoris nemoralis F. and A. nemorum (L.) (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) against the pear psyllid Cacopsylla pyri L. (Homoptera: Psyllidae) in pear.

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  • Sigsgaard, L. 2005 Prey preferences of A. nemoralis and A. nemorum (Heroptera: Anthocoridae) and their predation behaviour towards Pear psyllid, Cacopsylla pyri.

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  • Greening is a bacterial disease spread by the Asian citrus psyllid insect, and one that kills the trees within one to three years of infection.

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  • The disease was discovered in Florida in 2005 and is spread by a citrus psyllid insect.

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  • A weak U.S. dollar, a broad-based commodity rally and concerns about a devastating citrus psyllid insect found near Southern California also were supportive.

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  • In addition, news that the Asian psyllid insect, which can carry the fatal citrus greening disease, has been found two miles from the Southern California border prompted concerns that orange and citrus production in the Golden State could be dealt a devastating blow, brokers said.

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  • Growth has been severely hampered by attacks of the insect psyllid throughout Nepal

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