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Eupteryx stachydearum
Family: Cicadellidae

A fairly common species on a variety of plants in the Labiateae, including woundwort and dead-nettle.

It is very similar to E. florida, but can be recognised by the globular, non-incised black mark on the midline of the vertex, and by the fusion of the lateral black mark on the pronotum with the complex central pattern. The scutellum has two black triangles with two central black dots fused into them so that they bend towards each other.

Adult: June to November
Length 3-3.5 mm
Eupteryx stachydearum
Adult: Bailey Einon, Powys (July 2007) ©Joe Botting