Athysanus argentarius

    Alt Name
    Silver Leafhopper
    Description

    Length 6.5 to 8 mm.  A large and distinctive straw-coloured species with a dark line parallel to the front of the vertex, continuing across the eyes. There is a narrow longitudinal line along the scutellum and posterior half of the pronotum, with intermittent lateral lines parallel to that. The corio-claval suture is narrowly darkened.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Can be found in a variety of grassland habitats.

    When to see it

    Adult: June to September.

    Life History

    Feeds on grasses.

    UK Status

    Historically considered scarce and confined to coastal areas in the south-east, this species has now become established inland across parts of central and southern England.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map