Bactericera cockerelli (Tomato-potato psyllid) is a significant pest of Solanaceous crops.
In February 2017 B. cockerelli was reported from Western Australia. The detection of B. cockerelli is under eradication and movement restrictions are in place where detections have been made. Testing is underway to determine whether Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum the bacterium that causes zebra chip is present. The bacterium has not been found in any samples taken to date.
B. cockerelli is absent from the remaining Australian states and territories as supported by Government surveillance conducted as part of the Multiple Pest Surveillance program