The life stages of Euphyllura olivina include an egg, five nymphal instars, and adults (both sexes). Olive psyllids are very small insects ranging. AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER/WEIGHTS AND MEASURES DEPARTMENT. Olive Psyllid (Euphyllura olivina). Distribution: Olive growing regions from. Adult olive psyllid, Euphyllura olivina. Olive. Olive Psyllid. Scientific Name: Euphyllura olivina. (Reviewed 3/14, updated 3/14). In this Guideline.

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Large populations may retard the growth of young trees. Likewise, nothing has been reported on natural enemies e.

Olive psyllid feeds on olive, Russian olive Elaeagnus angustifolia and mock privet Phillyrea latifolia. As its common name suggests, the olive psyllid Figure 1 is found within the family Psyllidae, which contains over genera Myers et al. Presently, most infestations of Euphyllura olivina are found in urban and residential areas of San Diego and Orange Counties, where they are confined to ornamental trees around homes, in shopping areas, and parks.

Ferguson, Pomology, UC Davis. Populations in Riverside County have only been found from Temecula to Wildomar. Forewings are marked with a few small dark spots. Females can lay up to 1, eggs fuphyllura their lifespan Johnson Feeding may cause flowers to drop prematurely.

Euphyllura olivina has three host plants that it feeds upon and lays eggs on: It is unclear at this time whether the distribution of Euphyllura olivina will significantly expand beyond San Diego and Orange Counties. Focused application of insecticides to control this pest is olivvina not required if the regular control measures against the olive moth and olive fruit fly are taken.

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A colour handbook, second edition. Contributors own the copyright to euphyllhra are solely responsible for contributed content. Feeding in this manner reduces nutrients that are essential for tree development and fruit production. Photograph by Marshall W. Upcoming Events Discussioninsects and people from the BugGuide Gathering in VirginiaJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in WisconsinJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in VirginiaJune Females may lay euphylljra than 1, eggs.


How to Manage Pests

Honeydew, also produced by nymphs and adults, can lead to sooty mold development on the surface of the host plant Johnson While it is still not known what impact psyllids have on olive trees, it appears that they can tolerate low numbers of psyllids without economic damage. Light tan adults are 2. The third generation of nymphs appears in September and October Zalom et al.

Psyllid activity is closely linked to the plant growth status and climatic conditions. Center for Invasive Species Research. Dedicated naturalists volunteer their time and resources here to provide this service. Dedicated naturalists volunteer their time and resources here to provide this service.

Granular insecticides for the control of olive psyllid, Euphyllura olivina Costa

Insecticides, should they become necessary, are best used before olive psyllids begin producing their waxy secretions, which can provide protection from chemicals Zalom et al. Management Back to Top Host plants need to be monitored for olive psyllid populations to prevent infestations from establishing in new locations. Comparison of biological and demographic parameters of Euphyllura olivina Costa Homoptera, Psyllidae on euphlylura varieties of olive.

When nymphs and adults feed, they rupture plant cells and suck sap from the host plant, reducing levels of nutrients reaching certain parts of the host. This only becomes a problem when olive psyllids are on inflorescences flower clusterswhich ultimately affects euphyllurs production.

Euphyllura olivina Costa Hemiptera: Plant suckers shoots at the base of the tree, if they have not been removed, should be inspected for olive psyllids M.

Notice the waxy secretions covering the stem. Euphyllura olivina Costa, UC pest management guidelines: The adults overwinter on the host. The accumulation of honeydew on foliage provides a substrate for development of eulhyllura mold Figure 3which can potentially block sunlight and inhibit photosynthesis, or lead to premature aging of leaves that causes the leaves to drop Laemmlen The life cycle is about 3 months depending on temperature.


Researchers are seeking exotic natural enemies from locations in Europe where the psyllid may be found. Nymphs and adults feed by rupturing cells and ingesting sap. They eupnyllura found in the Mediterranean Basin and the Middle East.

Plans are underway euphyllurx evaluate the impact of the predators Chrysoperla rufilabris and Cryptolaemus montrouzieri on Euphyllura olivina infestations.

UC Management Guidelines for Olive Psyllid on Olive

Numbers remain low until eu;hyllura following spring when buds appear on the trees. Presently, the olive psyllid is widely distributed in San Diego County from the coast to as far inland as Valley Center and Fallbrook. Flat list – collapsed Flat list – expanded Threaded list – collapsed Threaded euphylulra – expanded Date – newest first Date – oldest first 10 comments per page 30 comments per page 50 comments per page 70 comments per page 90 comments per page Select your preferred way ollvina display the comments and click ‘Save settings’ to activate your changes.

I am curious how and when and from where the species arrived on the island. In a study comparing Haouzia, Arbequina, Manzanilla, and Picholine Marocaine varieties and published in the Official Journal of the International Olive Council, scientists discovered olive psyllids performed differently on different olive tree varieties.

Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content. Pest Notes Publication It is mainly limited to the coastal areas of Orange County.

The waxy secretion completely covers the nymphs, most likely to hide them from predators or to prevent desiccation M.