|A BIT ABOUT BUGS
Cacopsylla is a large and difficult genus with genal cones and a pterostigma; many species cannot be reliably identified without examining the genitalia.
P.visci is a moderately large species that requires microscopic examination for certain identification. It closely resembles C. mali (with which it occurs on apple trees with mistletoe), but the antennae have the apices of some middle segments dark, and in some cases the forewing is clouded. In most mature examples, the colouring is rather darker - brown, plum and with pale streaks on the dorsum.
An uncommon species restricted to Viscum (mistletoe), and therefore found mainly in southern England.
Adult: June - October
Length ~4 mm
female: Herefordshire (October 2009) ©Joe