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A truly unmistakable species; no other UK leafhopper has markings like this, although the intensity of the colouring does vary. The markings on the vertex and pronotum are sometimes absent.
It occurs across the UK on a variety of trees, but particularly oaks, hornbeams, plum, sloe and birch.
Adult: July to October
Length 3-3.5 mm
Box Hill, Surrey (September 2007) ©Joe
|Adult: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
||Adult: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock|