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potato psyllid


noun

a tiny homopterous insect, Paratrioza cockerelli, occurring in some areas of the western U.S., western Canada, and Mexico: a serious pest to potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers, the nymphs acting as vectors in the transmission of psyllid yellows.

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Nearby words

potato crisp, potato eaters, the, potato famine, irish, potato leafhopper, potato moth, potato psyllid, potato race, potato tuberworm, potato vine, potato worm, potato yam

Origin of potato psyllid

First recorded in 1940–45
Also called tomato psyllid.
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