TPP photos

If you grow a crop that is a host for TPP, look for insect life stages on the underside of leaves and signs of leaf damage. 

Tomato potato psyllid under leaf

Tomato potato psyllid under leaf

Tomato potato psyllid adults and nymphs on a tomato leaf

Check for the tomato potato pysllid on the underside of leaves. The more mature adults are darker in colour. Nymphs are 2 mm long, oval shaped, flattened and scale-like in appearance. Psyllid eggs are less than 1 mm long and are white when first laid, then turn yellow to orange after a few hours.

Inspecting the underside of the leaf for tomato potato pysllid

Check for the tomato potato pysllid on the underside of the leaf.

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Symptoms of Tomato potato psyllid infestation include yellowing of leaf margins and upward curling of the leaves.

Tomato potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli, comparison with five cent coin.

Tomato potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli, comparison with five cent coin.

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