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jumping plant louse

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noun
  1. any of numerous lice, of the family Psyllidae, that feed on plant juices and are sometimes pests of fruits and vegetables.

Origin of jumping plant louse

First recorded in 1900–05
Also called psylla, psyllid.

psylla

[sil-uh]
noun
  1. jumping plant louse.
Also psyl·lid [sil-id] /ˈsɪl ɪd/.

Origin of psylla

< New Latin (1811) Psylla genus name < Greek psýlla flea
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Examples from the Web for psyllids

Historical Examples

  • The Hackberry is infested by large numbers of species of Psyllids, and these produce a great variety of interesting galls.

    Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects

    C. V. Riley


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