Arthaldeus pascuellus

    Description

    Length 3 to 4 mm. The Arthaldeus species are greenish-yellow leafhoppers. There are two British species, both of which have two short dark streaks at the tip of the vertex. In A. pascuellus, the dark area of the face has no longitudinal pale streak (unlike the closely related A. striifrons). The forewing cells are usually greenish but sometimes darker edged.

    Habitat

    Dry grasslands.

    When to see it

    Adult: June to November.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain though somewhat under recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map