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potato psyllid

noun
1.
a tiny homopterous insect, Paratrioza cockerelli, occurring in some areas of the western U.S., western Canada, and Mexico: a serious pest to potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers, the nymphs acting as vectors in the transmission of psyllid yellows.
Also called tomato psyllid.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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