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.
It is found on lichen-covered trees, particularly oaks.
Adult: May-September, but rarely seen due to its excellent camouflage.
Found locally across southern Britain.
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
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