Eared Leafhopper - Ledra aurita

    Description

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

    Habitat

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map