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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. geometrica is one of the few that can be distinguished without microscopy.
A very strikingly-marked species, and the dark stripe along the corial-claval suture is diagnostic. The ground colour varies from whitish to yellow.
Widespread but not normally common, on alder; perhaps absent from the extreme north.
Length ~4 mm
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