Ants Prevent Asian Citrus Psyllid Enemies from Thriving
January 21, 2016
A species of ant is keeping Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP), which can spread the citrus-deadly Huanglongbing (HLB) disease, safe from it’s natural enemies. Mark Hoddle, a biological control specialist for UC Riverside, said that in exchange from sugars created by ACP the ants keep the ACP protected from potential parasites. Patrick Cavanaugh reports. Video filmed and edited by Charmayne Hefley.