This key provides a pictorial guide to distinguish the tomato-potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) (TPP) from other psyllids occurring in Australia. The key is based on the 'Diagnostic Protocol for the detection of the Tomato Potato Psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Ć ulc)' produced by the National Plant Biosecurity Diagnostic Network

All images were created by TIA using Blender 3D software. 

Tomato-potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli)


If you think you have found TPP in Australia, report it immediately to the Emergency Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881 (all hours).

Further information

See: Recommended further reading and external links for more information on TPP.

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Description of adult TPP