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Perhaps the most difficult of all leafhopper genera, with 21 UK species, of which only two are easily identified; the other 19 cannot be identified based on external features alone.
E. ishidae is one of numerous pale yellowish species with no markings. It is one of several species found on elm, and identification requires dissection of males; the aedeagus is similar to that of E. lanternae, but the terminal branches are less widely spaced.
Listed as a Nb species and recorded from southeast England, but probably greatly overlooked; host plants are Elm (Ulmus spp.) and possibly also Hazel.
Adult: July to October
Length 3.5-3.8 mm
male: North London (September 2010) ©Tristan