The Tomato potato psyllid (TPP; Bactericera cockerelli) was recognized as a destructive pest in the early 1900s. It attacks the Solanaceae (e.g. potato, tomato and pepper) and the Convolvulaceae family (incl. sweet potato). It is native to N. America and recently invaded New Zealand and W. Australia. It causes 'psyllid yellows' and is able to transmit a bacterium causing the Zebra chip disease. Further details: CABI factsheet and Agricultire Victoria.
- resistance data at GRIN category Insect, traits 4 - 16.
- Pest distribution and risk atlas for Africa, incl. three potato tuber moth species (maintained by CIP)