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Box (Buxus sempervirens) with (Spanioneura buxi)

Observed: 9th January 2013 By: ThistleThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in Invertebrates
Box (Buxus sempervirens) with (Spanioneura buxi)
Description:

A couple of Box (Buxus sempervirens) plants were introduced to the site last year. Here is an aphid gall on one of them.

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markwilson's picture

box gall

If this is the same as Psylla buxi I think I agree.

Other box galls/diseases at

http://www.buxuscare.com/en/pests-and-diseases

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Boeax gall

Y

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Boeax gall

Y

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Box gall

Yes, that's the one.

From the British Plant Gall Society's list:
Spanioneura buxi (L.) (= Psylla buxi) Hemiptera: Psylloidea BUXUS Aphid

MickETalbot's picture

Note

The white flecks/dots in the image are the Psyllid nymphs, the browning of the leaves are the damage they cause by sucking them dry. Check here note no galls.

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Psyall buxi

Why iSpot cant come to terms that the site needs a good, good, goooood clean up!! is mind boggling. The taxon tree uses one name and the carousel another, how confusing is that for aspiring entomologists.