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
    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map