Ctenarytaina eucalypti Eucalyptus psyllid. Family: Psyllidae A very distinctive species, and the only member of its genus known to be established in the UK. Eucalypt psyllids put their feet up. From Forest Health News , April The blue gum psyllid, Ctenarytaina eucalypti, fancies the juvenile leaves of its host. Ctenarytaina eucalypti is a species from southeast Australia (Santana & Burckhardt ) that has been introduced into Europe and South Africa ( Ouvrard.

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Olivares T S Ctenarytaina eucalypti Maskell Notes on Natural Enemies Top ctenarytana page In California and elsewhere, the introduction of the natural enemy Psyllaephagus pilosus, an Encyrtid wasp, has resulted in the effective classical biological control of the blue gum psyllid Dahlsten et al.

Ctenarytaina eucalypti (Maskell, )

One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. Close Find out more. Bogota, Colombia in Pinzon et al. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Outside Australia it generally should not be confused with any other species on ctenarytainx. Psyllidaeplaga del eucalipto en Argentina. Click the contributor’s name for licensing and usage information.

Ctenarytaina eucalypti

New South African psyllids. Biological control of the blue gum psyllid proves economically beneficial.

Later establishment records include Chile Lanfranco and Dungey, ; Thomson et al. Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

Some plantations were ctenafytaina destroyed by the growers because of the cost of treatments and losses due to ruined products. Also, the honeydew is a substrate for sooty mould that further detracts from the appearance of the final floral eucalypt. Cookies on Plantwise Knowledge Bank Like most websites we use cookies. South African Journal of Natural History, 5: Bol Serv Plagas 6: History of Introduction and Spread Top of page The blue gum psyllid was introduced into the British Isles as early as the s Laing, and then re-introduced there again later Hodkinson, Psylloidea of South Australia.


Morgan suggested that eucalypts grown in commercial nurseries in South Australia had been transferred to many exotic places. Moved from ID Request. Biocontrol News and Information, 20 4: Description Top of page Eggs These are laid singly and randomly in crevices along the leaf petioles, usually perpendicular to the plant surface. The blue gum psyllid belongs to the family Spondyliaspidae, one of approximately seven families within the Psylloidea.

Don’t need the entire report? Mitteilungen der Entomologischen Gesellschaft Basel, 48 2: The blue gum psyllid. Singular adults like this one found most common on the shoots, with mating pairs mostly found on the leaves. Bugguide is hosted by: Psyllidae e seu inimigo natural Psyllaephagus pilosus Noyes Hymenoptera: This parasitoid has been shown to be highly efficient in controlling this psyllid species, making unnecessary the use of any other control method.

California Agriculture, 52 1: Ctenarytaina eucalypti Maskell Hemiptera, Psylloidea new for central Europe and observations on the psyllid fauna of Eucalyptus.

Since plantation trees are continuously cropped both to harvest the foliage and to force the trees to produce more of the coveted juvenile foliage, the trees are therefore much more susceptible to attack by the blue gum psyllid. Biological control of the blue gum psyllid, Ctenarytaina eucalypti, in California. Right tree, right place, right purpose Sunday, September 30, Scion publishes its strategy “Strategy to Damage is probably most severe in the plantations where the trees are grown for the floral trade.


Knowledge Bank home Change location. The primary hosts of the blue gum psyllid outside Australia are E. Ubiquitous on the apical shoots and young leaves of Eucalyptus globulus.

Noyes J S Universal Chalcidoidea database. Since plantation trees are continuously cropped both to harvest the foliage and to force the trees to produce more of the coveted juvenile foliage, the trees are therefore much more eucalypt to attack by the blue gum psyllid.

Very little upkeep was needed and few pest problems occurred before the blue gum psyllid was introduced. Informatore Fitopathologico, 53 6: Distribution of Ctenarytaina eucalypti Mask. Adults These are approximately 2 mm long from the head to the wing tips. Also outside Australia, euccalypti species of Ctenarytaina are found, such as Ctenarytaina longicauda, on Lophostemon confertus trees in Eucakypti.

These two species of eucalypts are commonly grown on commercial plantations for either the cut floral market or for pulpwood, as is the less-planted Eucalyptus cinerea. Distribution Top of page The blue gum psyllid has been introduced into most of the eucalyptus-growing areas of the world. Myricaceae affects ovipositonal and settling preferences of Ctenarytaina eucalypti and C. Gesunde Pflanzen, 58 2: New ctenadytaina of jumping plant-lice from Hungary Hemiptera: