potato psyllid


noun
  1. 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.

Origin of potato psyllid

1
First recorded in 1940–45
  • Also called tomato psyllid.

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