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Psylla buxi Boxwood Psyllid
Family: Psyllidae

A distinctive green psyllid with an orange abdomen tip, pinkish edges on the post-pronotum, and a dark collar; note the dimorphism in colouring between male and female shown here.

It occurs only on box trees, and can be a pest in the USA, although seldom serious. Widespread in the UK, and locally common; its distribution is largely dictated by the host plant.

Compare Spanioneura fonscolombii

Adult: ?
Length 2.5 mm
Box Psyllid
Adult: Box Hill, Surrey (September 2007) ©Joe Botting

Box Psyllid Box Psyllid
Adult: Box Hill, Surrey (May 2007) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: Box Hill, Surrey (May 2007) ©Tristan Bantock