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Javesella species occur as both macropterous and brachypterous forms, and show a variety of colouration; identifications must be made with care, and separation of species is not always possible from photos.
This species is one of the most common UK delphacids, occurring widely in grasslands. Grasses are the main foodplants, but certain conifers and horsetails also used.
Males are much darker than females, and macropters of both are generally darker than brachypters. The translucent forewings are normally slightly brownish or whitish. Brachypterous forms are more commonly found in low-nutrient sites.
Adult: April to October
Length 3 mm
|Adult male macropter: Huddersfield (April 2009) ©Joe
|Adult female macropter: north London (April 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
||Adult male macropter: Lincs (April 2009) ©Michael Talbot
|Adult female brachypter: Huddersfield (May 2008) ©Joe Botting
||Adult male brachypter: Lincs (April 2009) ©Michael Talbot
|Adult male brachypter: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
||Nymph: Huddersfield (April 2009) ©Joe