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Craspedolepta nervosa
Family: Psyllidae

One of several genera of psyllid without genal cones, but Craspedolepta also lack a pterostigma, and are broadly green or yellowish rather than red or brown.

Although there are other species of Craspedolepta and Aphalara with dark markings on the wings, no others have intense brown colouration along the veins, with diffuse patches in membrane cells. The antennae have 8 or 9 segments, rather than the 10 typical for this genus.


Common on Yarrow (Achillea) across the UK.

Adult: April to October
Length 3-3.5 mm
Craspedolepta nervosa
Adult: Huddersfield (June 2009) ©Joe Botting