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Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University,

Potato psyllid

Bactericera cockerelli

Potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) is an insect pest of Potato, tomato, solanaceous plants. It is a native of Mexico and Central America and was first detected in California in 1940.

As a pest it causes feeding damage, but more importantly it transmits Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum to solanaceous plants.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.
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