Empoasca decipiens

    Description

    Length 3.5 to 4 mm. To the naked eye it appears homogeneously green. There are, however, whitish markings on the vertex and pronotum, in a generally radiating pattern that is common to all three UK Empoasca species. It is easily distinguished from E. vitis by the absence of a clear strip along the forewings. However, separation from E. pteridis, (known only in the UK from Jersey and the Chelsea Physic Garden) requires examination of microscopic characters.

    Habitat

    In low vegetation.

    When to see it

    Adult: June to December.

    UK Status

    A widespread and fairly common species in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map