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Mocydia crocea
Family: Cicadellidae

The only member of its genus, but nonetheless requiring careful separation from the two Mocydiopsis species. A diagnostic feature of M. crocea is the lack of a common boundary between cells i and ii (below right). The wing tip is also distinctly pointed.

A very widespread leafhopper species, found amongst grass in many habitats, from woodlands to hay meadows. The host plants are various tall grasses.

Adult: All year
Length 3-4 mm
Mocydia crocea
Adult: south London (October 2007) ©Joe Botting

Mocydia crocea Mocydia crocea
Adult: north London (April 2009) ©Tristan Bantock Adult: north London (April 2008) ©Tristan Bantock