Trioza eugeniae, Froggatt, 1901

Percy, Diana M., Rung, Alessandra & Hoddle, Mark S., 2012, An annotated checklist of the psyllids of California (Hemiptera: Psylloidea), Zootaxa 3193, pp. 1-27: 23

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.280093

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DF8633-FFB3-FFD3-42B7-FEA2FB4DE62A

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Plazi

scientific name

Trioza eugeniae
status

 

eugeniae Froggatt, 1901 

Type locality: Australia.

Additional distribution: Introduced in USA.

Host plant: Syzygium paniculatum  , Syzygium smithii  , and Metrosideros excelsus  in California. Remarks: First recorded in California in May 1988. Psyllid damage can severely disfigure trees, which are commonly used in ornamental plantings. In cooler areas of the California coast, such as the city of San Francisco, the parasitoid populations do not increase quickly enough to respond to sudden increases in psyllid numbers ( Dahlsten et al. 1995, 2000). This psyllid is sensitive to both frost and heat, and temperatures above 90 ˚F are known to inhibit population growth; common name: lillypilly psyllid, or eugenia psyllid. Parasitoids: Tamarixia dahlsteni Zuparko. Some  native natural enemies have been noted on the eugenia psyllid in California, but their effects on psyllid populations have been negligible ( UC Berkeley, CBC).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Triozidae

Genus

Trioza