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Liguropia juniperi
Family: Cicadellidae

This yellow-green leafhopper feeds on ornamental cypress and is the only species associated with it during the summer. However, be aware that other green typhlocybines such as Empoasca are common on cypress and other evergreens during the winter months.

The wings are mainly yellow-green with the apical third unpigmented and the veins noticeably pale. The subcostal cell  is divided by several transverse veins
(arrowed, right). The vertex is sharp and pointed in females but much more rounded in males.

A very recent colonist, first recorded in south-east England in 2008 and found at a number of sites in the London area.

Adult: July-September?
Length 3.0-3.5 mm
Liguropia juniperi
Adult: south London (November 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Liguropia juniperi Liguropia juniperi
Adult: south London (November 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: south London (November 2009) ©Tristan Bantock