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A recent immigrant to the UK, first recorded in 2001 and now widespread. Further records are of interest.
A greenish-yellow species which has a dark spot near the wing tip and black streaks on the apical veins. The apical cells are dusky. Males typically have a red clavus and scutellum and are unmistakeable. Females have a dark transverse band on the face below the eyes (bottom).
The host plant is typically sycamore, but over winter it may be found on a wide range of evergreen vegetation, such as ivy, broom, yew and Leyland cypress.
Compare: Eurhadina pulchella
Adult: mainly September-May, overwintering
Length 3.0-3.5 mm
|Adult male: Sussex (October 2008) ©Brian Valentine
|Adult male: north London (November 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
||Adult male: Yorks (January 2007) ©Joe
|Adult female: north London (February 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
||Adult female: north London (November 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult female underside: Yorks (December 2007) ©Joe Botting