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(previously known as Livilla variegata)
Floria variegata is the only representative of the genus in the UK, and is an introduced species. It is relatively easily identified from the relatively long wings, which are typically inclined upwards towards the tip when at rest. The apical third of the wing is suffused grey, and the remainder is slightly opaque. Colouring is normally green or orange, with four to six pale longitudinal lines on the fore body. Most antennal segments are dark apically.
Arrived in Britain from southern Europe by 1978. It appears to be widespread on Laburnum, at least as far north as Yorkshire, but there are currently insufficient data to assess its full distribution.
Adult: April-September, overwintering as nymphs
Length 4-4.5 mm
Surrey (May 2010) ©Tristan
|Adult female: West Yorkshire (August 2009) ©Joe Bottng||Adult female: Surrey (May 2010) ©Tristan Bantock|
|Adult female: West Yorkshire (August 2009) ©Joe Bottng|