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Psyllopsis species all feed on Ash, and have a broadly similar colouring, needing some care to separate them.
P. fraxini has definite dark clouds around the apex of the forewing, in a reasonably consistent pattern, and much more distinct than in P. discrepans. It is only certainly separable from the similar but scarce P. distinguenda by the form of the male parameres; the wing patterning may also differ consistently, but this is unclear.
Common on Ash (Fraxinus spp.) across the UK.
Adult: ?June to November
Length 3-4 mm
female: Huddersfield (June 2008) ©Joe
male: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan
Nottingham (May 2008) ©Jerry