British Bugs
HOME A BIT ABOUT BUGS GALLERY SYSTEMATIC LISTS RECORDING BUGS CONTACT US LINKS

Cacopsylla sorbi
Family: Psyllidae

Cacopsylla is a large and difficult genus with genal cones and a pterostigma; many species cannot be reliably identified without examining the genitalia.

C. sorbi
is one of a large number of species that are broadly greenish (at least in early summer). Very similar to C. mali but with generally longer antennae; identification relies on microscopic examination of the genitalia.
   
A common species on Rowan and sometimes other Sorbus across the UK.


Length 3-4 mm
Adult: May to October
Cacopsylla sorbi
Adult female: West Yorkshire (May 2009) ©Joe Botting


Cacopsylla sorbi

Nymph: West Yorkshire (August 2008) ©Joe Botting