The Red Gum Lerp Psyllid in California

Pre-existing Natural Enemies of the Red Gum Lerp Psyllid already present in California

We have observed these general insect predators feeding on the psyllid:

Asian Lady Beetle - Harmonia axyridis (picture here) [press back arrow on browser to return here]

Minute Pirate Bug - Anthocoris nemoralis (probably) (picture here) [press back arrow on browser to return here]

Two-spotted lady beetle larva - Adalia bipunctata (picture here) [press back arrow on browser to return here]

Convergent lady beetle larvae - Hippodamia convergens (picture here) [press back arrow on browser to return here]

Chilocorus bipustulatus

Coccinella californica

Chrysopidae

Hermerobiidae

Spiders


We have also observed several bird species, including the chestnut-backed chickadee (Poecile rufescens,
picture here) and bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus, picture here), feeding on infested trees.

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