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Species Spanioneura 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 Spanioneura
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)
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid under bud scales during July and Aug. The first winter is spent in the nymphal stage. Feeding resumes in spring and adults emerge in early May.(3)
Nymphs occur on young terminal leaves, causing them to curl(4)
See Also
Spanioneura fonscolombii also occurs on Buxus but is very different in appearance.
Internet References
Species page (Bantock & Botting 2010)(5)
Fact sheet (Missouri Botanical Garden)