Origin of psyllaModern Latin from Gr, flea from Indo-European base an unverified form plou-, variant, variety of an unverified form blou- from source Classical Latin pulex, flea
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From the genus name.
From New Latin ÏˆÏÎ»Î»Î± (psulla, “flea; type of spider")