Eupteryx melissae

Alt Name
Sage Leafhopper

Length 3 mm. Recognised by the three large, more or less rounded spots on the vertex, and the six smaller spots along the anterior of the pronotum, with an irregularly-shaped greyish area behind this. Compare: E. decemnotata.


On sage, or other labiates including mallow, lemonbalm and catmint.

When to see it

Adult: May to October, this species may overwinter

UK Status

Very common in Southern England.

VC55 Status

Common, but under-recorded.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map