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Trioza apicalis
Family: Triozidae

Trioza species have the three main veins in the forewing arising from a common point, and have usually pointed forewings with radular spinules. Many cannot be separated without dissection, but host-plants can be useful.

T. apicalis is unusual in having only the apical two segments of the antennae dark, combined with generally orange and green colouration. The outer vein of the forewing is long, and the membrane is largely covered by densely- arranged spinules.
   
Uncommon and mainly confined to southern England, where it is found on umbellifers.

Adult: All year, overwintering
Length ~3.5 mm
Trioza apicalis
Adult male: York (July 2009) ©Joe Botting


Trioza apicalis

Adult female: York (July 2009) ©Joe Botting