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psylla

[sil-uh] /ˈsɪl ə/
Also, psyllid
[sil-id] /ˈsɪl ɪd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
< Neo-Latin (1811) Psylla genus name < Greek psýlla flea
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Examples for psylla
  • Use dormant oil spray to control pear psylla, mites, and other pests.
  • In field and lab tests, a spray mix of water and synthetic esters controlled pear psylla and other soft-bodied insect pests.
  • Relative attractiveness of colour traps to pear psylla in relation to seasonal changes in pear phenology.
British Dictionary definitions for psylla

psyllid

/ˈsɪlɪd/
noun
1.
any homopterous insect of the family Psyllidae, which comprises the jumping plant lice See plant louse (sense 2)
Word Origin
C19: from Greek psulla flea
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