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

    UK Map