Caption: Potato / tomato psyllid adult (Paratrioza cockerelli). Immature nymph stages suck on the juices of plant tissues producing toxic effects on plant growth. This species occurs mainly on field grown potato and field or greenhouse grown tomato crops, but also attacks eggplant, pepper and tomatillo. Adults, also called the jumping plant louse, resemble tiny cicadas. They jump and fly quickly when disturbed.
Magnification*: x7
Type: SEM
Copyright 2006 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 07.01.06,agricultural pest,insect,Insects,invertebrate,invertebrates,jumping plant lice,jumping plant louse,Paratrioza cockerelli,plant disease,plant pest,potato psyllid,psyllid nymph,Psyllidae,SEM,tomato psyllid,21096A