Exotic Pest Reporting
Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
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.
05/08/2019 - Psyllid Movements Revealed Via Gut Content Analysis
09/07/2018 - Air cleared for WA potato exports
07/30/2018 - California: Psyllid numbers drop, threat remains
07/30/2018 - Psyllid numbers drop, but threat remains
07/30/2018 - Tasmanian psyllid study helps growers
07/28/2015 - Idaho Psyllid Population Appears to be Declining