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Perhaps the most difficult of all leafhopper genera, with 21 UK species, of which only two are easily identified; the other 19 cannot be identified based on external features alone.
E. candidula is one of numerous pale yellowish species with no markings. Although it is the only known UK species feeding on poplars, other species can be found transiently on the trees, and identification therefore requires dissection of males.
Has been found in a patchy distribution across southeast England, Lancashire and Wales, the host plants being Populus canescens and P. alba.
Adult: July to September
Length 3.5-4 mm
male: North London (September 2010) ©Tristan