Aphrodes bicinctus - Aphrodes bicinctus
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.
Found on grasses.
Adult: June to October.
It is common across Britain, with regional variations depending on precise habitat.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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