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Malay apple gall psyllid (366) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Leaf gall psyllid, Eugenia psyllid, Malay apple gall psyllid, rose apple psyllid. Psyllids are often referred to as "jumping lice".

Scientific Name

Trioza vitiensis; previously, known as Metatrioza vitiensis.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson & Mani Mua
Information from Hodkinson ID The biology and ecology of the gall-forming Psylloidea (Homoptera). In: TN Ananthakrishnan Biology of gall insects. Oxford University Press. (; and Au S (2013) Succession in galls on Syzygium malaccense and their impact on leaf aging. UC Berkeley. (; and from Swaine G (1971) Agricultural Zoology in Fiji. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London. Photos 3&8 Gerald McCormack & Maja Poeschko, Cook Islands Biodiversity & Natural Heritage. (

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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