|A BIT ABOUT BUGS
The only Rhinocola species known in Britain, this small psyllid is very distinctive. It has a blunt, shovel-like head, and the green forebody is covered by minute granules when viewed under the microscope. The forewings are distinctively shaped, leathery and yellowish to brownish apically, and spotted with brown, both along the veins and on the membrane.
It is a locally common species on the host-plant Acer campestris (Field Maple), but also seen on other trees, as far north as northern England.
Adult: May to July.
Length ~2.5 mm
York (July 2009) ©Joe