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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. crataegi is one of the few that can be distinguished without microscopy.
The yellow ground colour combined with the dusky clavus is distinctive. Unlike E. geometrica, there is no oblique dark line along the corio-claval suture.
It is common on hawthorn, rowan and various fruit trees across much of the UK except the far north.
Adult: July to September
Length 3.5 mm
|Adult: Yorks (September 2007) ©Joe
male with aedaegus: Merseyside (Octoober 2009) ©Steve
||Adult: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock