Eupteryx melissae

    Alt Name
    Sage Leafhopper
    Description

    Length 3 mm. Recognised by the three large, more or less rounded spots on the vertex, and the six smaller spots along the anterior of the pronotum, with an irregularly-shaped greyish area behind this. Compare: E. decemnotata.

    Habitat

    On sage, or other labiates including mallow, lemonbalm and catmint.

    When to see it

    Adult: May to October, this species may overwinter

    UK Status

    Very common in Southern England.

    VC55 Status

    Common, but under-recorded.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map