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A fairly large and distinctive leafhopper, which is common and widespread throughout the UK in damp habitats where rushes are present.
The vertex usually has four dark marks arranged in a V-shape and the forewings are variably marked with dark dots. Males are longer-winged than females, which have a tooth on the underside of the 7th abdominal sternum.
Adult: July to October
Length 5-6 mm
|Adult female: south London (September 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult female: north London (August 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
||Adult female: south London (September 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult female: north Wales (August 2008) ©Tristan Bantock||Adult female unds: tooth on 7th abdominal sternum ©Tristan Bantock