psyllid
noun Etymology: ultimately from New Latin Psylla Date: 1899 psyllapsyllid adjective

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  • psyllid — noun A host specific plant louse the family Psyllidae, which feeds on plant juices. Syn: jumping plant louse …   Wiktionary

  • psyllid — psyl·lid …   English syllables

  • psyllid — /ˈsɪləd/ (say siluhd) noun a member of an insect family, Psyllidae, comprising the jumping plant lice, having long antennae, thick, feathery forewings, and hind legs adapted for jumping …   Australian English dictionary

  • psyllid — noun small active cicada like insect with hind legs adapted for leaping; feeds on plant juices • Syn: ↑jumping plant louse, ↑psylla • Hypernyms: ↑plant louse, ↑louse • Member Holonyms: ↑Psyllidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Psyllid yellows — is a disease of potatoes infested by the potato/tomato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli. The symptoms are a marked yellowing of the leaves, an upright appearance to the leaves, with severe cases resulting in early death of the plant. Tuber… …   Wikipedia

  • psyllid yellows — noun plural but singular or plural in construction : a virus disease of potatoes characterized by rolling and yellowish discoloration of the leaflets and transmitted by the potato psyllid * * * (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Plant Pathol. a viral… …   Useful english dictionary

  • psyllid yellows — (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Plant Pathol. a viral disease transmitted by the potato psyllid, causing the young leaves of potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers to curl and turn yellow or purplish. * * * …   Universalium

  • potato psyllid — noun : a hemipterous insect (Paratrioza cockerelli) that feeds on potato and tomato plants and causes psyllid yellows * * * a tiny homopterous insect, Paratrioza cockerelli, occurring in some areas of the western U.S., western Canada, and Mexico …   Useful english dictionary

  • potato psyllid — 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… …   Universalium

  • tomato psyllid. — See potato psyllid. * * * …   Universalium

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