Psyllid


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Scientific Name

Paratrioza cockerelli

Biology

Description


Overview


The species Paratrioza coclerelli is commonly known as Psyllid. This species can sometimes be referred to as ‘jumping plant lice’, due to its habit of movement within the crop canopy. There are over 100 species known to North America, with each species having a specific plant host.


Main description


Psyllid eggs are generally brown to black in color, oval shaped and measure approximately 1 mm in length. Females can lay from 45-700 eggs either in clusters of approximately 10-150 or in rows on leaf surfaces. They are strong fliers and jumpers. However, the most distinctive feature of Psyllids are their very long antennae and fast movements – characteristics fairly uncommon among other Homopterans, such as aphids, whiteflies and scales.


Scouting


Pysllids can be monitored through trapping. The best method for trapping this species is through the use of yellow sticky traps.

Occurence

Crops

  • Potatoes

Control

Chemical Control

Products that control

  • Movento

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