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Species Bactericera cockerelli - Potato Psyllid

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Sternorrhyncha (Plant-parasitic Hemipterans)
Superfamily Psylloidea
Family Triozidae
Genus Bactericera
Species cockerelli (Potato Psyllid)
Other Common Names
Tomato Psyllid
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Trioza cockerelli Šulc, 1909
Paratrioza cockerelli (Šulc, 1909)
Explanation of Names
Bactericera cockerelli (Šulc, 1909)
native to c. & w. US (MN-TX to WA-AZ), adventive in CA & Baja(1)
Various Solanaceae including potato, eggplant, and tomato (2)
Known to cause a disease-like symptom in tomato and potato called psyllid yellows. It is not a disease per se but rather a response in the plant to the insect's "saliva" that causes the plants to be stunted, yellowed and unproductive. If the psyllid nymphs are removed from the plant, the plant will recover nicely. --Ray Gill, pers. comm. to =v=, 17.iii.2014
Internet References
Fact sheets: Butler & Trumble(1) | Zalom et al.(3)