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A familiar and common species in low vegetation; to the naked eye it appears homogeneously green. There are, however, whitish markings on the vertex and pronotum, in a generally radiating pattern that is common to all three UK Empoasca species.
It is easily distinguished from E. vitis by the absence of a clear strip along the forewings. However, separation from E. pteridis, (known only in the UK from Jersey and the Chelsea Physic Garden) requires examination of microscopic characters.
Adult: June to December
Length 3.5-4 mm
Copmanthorpe, Yorks. (December 2007) ©Joe
|Adult: south London (September 2007) ©Joe Botting||Adult: north London (January 2008) ©Tristan Bantock