Eleagnus Sucker - Cacopsylla fulguralis

    Description

    Length about 4 mm. Cacopsylla is the most complex of all UK psyllid genera, and many species require dissection to separate them. Fortunately, C. fulguralis is not one of them. The colouring is entirely distinctive, particularly the half-brown cell Cu1 at the upper edge of the forewing.

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance

    This species can be identified from good quality photographs with care but there are similar species that it could be confused with.

    Recording advice

    This species can be identified from good quality photographs with care but there are similar species that it could be confused with.

    Habitat

    Found on cultivated Eleagnus species.

    When to see it

    Usually April to September.

    UK Status

    An invading species from Japan which is spreading rapidly northwards.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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