Empoasca vitis


    Length 3 to 4 mm. The green colouring with white markings on the head, pronotum and scutellum distinguish the genus from other leafhoppers in the UK. E. vitis is separated from E. decipens by the clear (often blueish-looking) cell that runs obliquely up the forewings.


    Usually found on deciduous trees in summer and evergreens in winter.

    When to see it

    Adult: All year.

    Life History

    Hibernates in evergreens in the winter.

    UK Status

    A very common species that is found throughout the UK, and is often abundant.

    VC55 Status

    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