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psylla

[sil-uh] /ˈsɪl ə/
Also, psyllid
[sil-id] /ˈsɪl ɪd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of psylla
< New Latin (1811) Psylla genus name < Greek psýlla flea
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  • The psylla is a minute, sucking insect, wingless in its immature stages, but winged and very active as an adult.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Kieffer and related hybrids are somewhat immune to San Jose scale, but are very susceptible to psylla.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Other pests, as psylla, the scab-fungus, and codling-moth beset the pear and make profits uncertain.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The psylla, while irregular in its outbreaks, is most damaging and hard to control when it appears.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick

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