psylla

[sil-uh]
Also, psyllid [sil-id] .


Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1811) Psylla genus name < Greek psýlla flea

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psyllid or psylla (ˈsɪlɪd, ˈsɪlə)
 
n
See plant louse any homopterous insect of the family Psyllidae, which comprises the jumping plant lice
 
[C19: from Greek psulla flea]
 
psylla or psylla
 
n
 
[C19: from Greek psulla flea]

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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.
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