Aphrodes bicinctus

    Description

    Length 6-7 mm. The appearance of this leafhopper genus is quite distinctive with its duck-billed head, but there are a few quite similar species, and the patterning does vary. Look for the distinctly pale rear wing veins, the lack of any broad pale bands across the forewings and (in a microscope) fine granulation of the forewing cells. This species often has a pale transverse band each on the vertex and pronotum, but not always.

    Where a photograph is surrounded by a red box it means the subject is likely to be this species but has not been definitively identified as such.

    Habitat

    Found on grasses.

    When to see it

    Adult: June to October.

    UK Status

    It is common across Britain, with regional variations depending on precise habitat.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map