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Cacopsylla is the most complex of all UK psyllid genera, and many species require dissection to separate them.
Fortunately, C. fulguralis is not one of them. The colouring is entirely distinctive, particularly the half-brown cell Cu1 at the upper edge of the forewing.
An invading species from Japan found on cultivated Eleagnus, and spreading rapidly northwards.
female: Lincoln (June 2009) ©Michael
|Adult: Brighton (September 2007) ©Brian Valentine
York (July 2009) ©Joe