Alebra coryli

Description

Length 3.5 to 4.5 mm. Dimorphic - males have greenish-yellow and white longitudinal stripes, females are greenish-yellow. The four UK species of this genus are distinguished by the presence of a forewing appendix, a membranous area at the tip of the wing which is not crossed by any veins. Identification is difficult due to species.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Detailed examination of the specimen is needed to identify this species. A photograph alone is not sufficient because key features are not obvious and there are one or more similar species. Apodemes are relatively evenly dark, and the opening of the 1st sternal apodeme is narrow (Biedermann & Niedringhaus).

Habitat

Feeds mostly on Hazel. 

When to see it

Summer-Autumn.

UK Status

Common  but difficult to identify. 

VC55 Status

Not commonly recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Species profile

Species group:
Bugs
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Hemiptera
Family:
Cicadellidae
Records on NatureSpot:
1
First record:
16/07/2021 (Cann, Alan)
Last record:
16/07/2021 (Cann, Alan)

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