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