The movement of Asian Citrus Psyllid is not restricted to the transportation of citrus trees. It has been discovered hitchhiking on a number of nursery, ornamental, and floral plants shipped in a variety of ways. Asian Citrus Psyllid has been intercepted in packages of fruits, trees, ornamental plants, herbs, and bouquets of cut flowers. The Asian Citrus Psyllid has been transported on airplanes, cars, ships, trucks, and even in the U. S. mail. This is in addition to the insects’ own ability to fly a limited distance.
Two common host plants on which Asian Citrus Psyllid have been transported are Indian Curry and Orange Jasmine plants. Psyllid-infested Indian Curry plants shipped from Hawaii have been intercepted and destroyed. Officials have also discovered, and destroyed, psyllid-infested floral bouquets containing Orange Jasmine destined for California from Mexico. For three years after its discovery in Florida the primary means of Asian Citrus Psyllid movement was on Orange Jasmine plants sold at retail nurseries.