Eared Leafhopper - Ledra aurita


Length 13 to18 mm. A very large and unmistakeable leafhopper with ear-like projections on the pronotum. This species can stridulate quite loudly.

Identification difficulty

It is found on lichen-covered trees, particularly oaks.

When to see it

Adult: May-September, but rarely seen due to its excellent camouflage.

UK Status

Found locally across southern Britain.

VC55 Status

It seems to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland but is very difficult to spot in it's favoured environment due to excellent camouflage. Most records for VC55 have been individuals attracted to light traps.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map