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Species Psylla buxi - Boxwood Psyllid

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Sternorrhyncha (Plant-parasitic Hemipterans)
Superfamily Psylloidea
Family Psyllidae
Subfamily Psyllinae
Genus Psylla
Species buxi (Boxwood Psyllid)
Explanation of Names
Psylla buxi (Linné 1758)
3.5-4.7 mm(1)
see comment here by Chris Mallory.
Native to Europe, introduced in North America(2)
host: Buxus(2)
Nymphs occur on young terminal leaves, causing them to curl(3)
See Also
Spanioneura fonscolombii also occurs on Buxus but is very different in appearance.
Internet References
Species page (Bantock & Botting 2010)(4)
Fact sheet (Missouri Botanical Garden)