Edwardsiana geometrica

Description

Length around 4 mm. Perhaps the most difficult of all leafhopper genera, with 21 UK species, of which only two are easily identified; the other 19 cannot be identified based on external features alone. E. geometrica is one of the few that can be distinguished without microscopy.  A very strikingly-marked species, and the dark stripe along the corial-claval suture is diagnostic. The ground colour varies from whitish to yellow.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

May be found on Alder.

When to see it

Adult: June-October.

UK Status

Widespread in Britain, but not normally common. Perhaps absent from the extreme north.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map