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A striking planthopper in which macropterous individuals (both sexes) have a dark stripe at the base of the forewing and a sickle-shaped dark mark at the apex. The vertex is rather long and narrow, unlike Delphax species. The pronotum and scutellum have a broad white central stripe although this is less well-defined in females.
Locally common across southern Britain and associated with reed (Phragmites).
Adult: May to August
Length 5.0-7.0 mm
|Adult: south Wales (May 2009) ©Barry Stewart
|Adult: north Wales (June 2009) ©Tristan Bantock
||Adult: north Wales (June 2009) ©Tristan Bantock