Tomato-potato psyllid

Zebra chip and tomato potato psyllid

A tomato-potato psyllid nymph. Note the fringe of hairs around the periphery of the body. Image: Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

This pest is found in WA around Perth. Commercial growers and gardeners in other parts of the country are asked to keep an eye out for it, and report any unusual symptoms to the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline 1800 084 881.‚Äč

Tomato potato psyllid nymph cases, nymph and adult. Photo: Pia Scanlon, DAFWA Entomology

 

High priority pest of: Potatoes, Tomatoes

Scientific name: Bactericera cockerelli
EPPRD Category: 3
Life Form: Stink bugs, aphids, mealybugs, scale, whiteflies & hoppers (HEMIPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol