Broom Psyllid - Arytaina genistae

    Description

    Length 3.5 mm. This species has wing-venation similar to Cacopsylla species but the pterostigma is virtually absent. The dark streaks in the wing cells are diagnostic although their strength is variable.

    Habitat

    On broom (Cytisus scopularia) but it will also overwinter on conifers.

    When to see it

    All year.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Believed to be common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map