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Potato Psyllid

Bactericera cockerelli

Description:

About 4 mm long, this looks like a psyllid with zebra stripes on the head and thorax :) The stripe at the top resembles a dog bone. The eyes are red and the wings are clear. Abdomen is mostly black with two white bands. Last image shows size compared to a leaf it was on.

Habitat:

Tomato plant in backyard

1 Species ID Suggestions

stho002
stho002 7 years ago
Potato Psyllid
Bactericera cockerelli


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2 Comments

stho002
stho002 7 years ago

Here it is called the tomato potato psyllid, and it looks exactly like that

Hi stho002, I'm holding on to the genus level for now. These have a slightly different band shape on the abdomen and were not found on the expected host plant.

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Mar 15, 2014
Submitted on Mar 15, 2014

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