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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Euphyllura olivina can be confused with Euphyllura straminea because they are similar in appearance. An olive psyllid, Euphyllura olivina Costa euphylllura, in its first instar on an olive leaf. I am curious how and when and from where the species arrived on the island.

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Adult males live between 24 and 44 days and females live between 26 and 50 days Meftah et al. University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.

Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content. Infestations have been seen in olives near vineyards in the Temecula area and in wooded areas near Fallbrook.

The olive psyllid nymphs and adults produce a white, waxy secretion Figure 2which can cause premature flower drop during infestations. There are typically three generations of olive psyllid per year. Plant suckers shoots at the base of the tree, if they have not been removed, should be inspected for olive psyllids M.

Olive psyllids are very small insects ranging from 0. There are three generations per year. There are generations of olive psyllid per year and the most damaging are the first two spring generations. Large populations may retard the growth of young trees. The wax can actually protect the psyllid from some insecticides so it is best to control the first generation when buds and flowers are not present. Honeydew, also produced by nymphs and adults, can lead to sooty mold development on the surface of the host plant Johnson Click the contributor’s name for licensing and usage information.


University of California Riverside. Bugguide is hosted by: Adult olive psyllids are dull green to gray in color with slightly black-mottled forewings. Final reportCalifornia Olive Committee. Light tan adults are 2. The highest populations observed have been in the cities of Carlsbad and San Diego.

Host plants need to be monitored for olive psyllid eiphyllura to prevent infestations from establishing in new locations. Female olive psyllids lay eggs on new shoots, leaves, and buds JohnsonZalom et al. If you need expert professional advice, contact your local extension office.

Skip Navigation Home Page. When nymphal colonies are on the apical parts of young shoots, sap loss is not important. Olive Psyllid, Euphyllura olivina Olibina Hemiptera: Efforts were made to establish colonies of one parasitoid collected in Euphyllur, but these were unsuccessful.

Olive psyllid, Euphyllura olivina Costanymphs on olive stem. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. A colour handbook, second edition. If Euphyllura olivine is able to establish in the Central Valley, it may be a significant problem for olivin olive producers as well. We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world.

Large populations are able to retard the growth of young trees. Appraising the threat of olive psyllid to California table olives.

Olive psyllid – Euphyllura olivina (Costa, ) (Hemiptera:Psyllidae) an occasional pest in olive

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Additionally the accumulation of olivna secretions from olive psyllids may reduce yield by causing premature flower drop Johnson et al.


Plans are underway to evaluate the impact of the predators Chrysoperla rufilabris and Cryptolaemus montrouzieri on Euphyllura olivina infestations. Growers can prune infested areas, mainly suckers, along with center limbs to olivinz air circulation that increases heat exposure to olive psyllids JohnsonKabashima et al.

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Focused application of insecticides to control this pest is usually not required if the regular control measures against the olive moth and olive fruit fly are taken. It is unclear at this time whether the distribution of Euphyllura olivina will significantly expand beyond San Diego and Orange Counties.

Surveys to date in Llivina indicate that Euphyllura olivina is limited to the areas from Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Irvine all in Orange County in the north to the city of San Diego in the south. Please consider a year-end gift to BugGuide! The second generation causes the most economic damage to olive because the immature olive psyllids are present during fruit production M.

Females can lay up to 1, eggs during their lifespan Johnson Nymphs Figures 4 and 5 have a flattened, light green and white body and reddish-purple eyes. Control measures should be taken before psyllids start secreting their heavy waxy coating, which protects them from pesticides.

Numbers remain low until the following spring when buds appear on the trees. It is mainly limited to the coastal areas of Orange County.

It is best to monitor for the first generation of olive psyllids because the reduction of euphyllurz generation can substantially reduce population levels of the second generation.