Eupteryx melissae

    Alternative names
    Sage Leafhopper

    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.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    This species can be identified from good quality photographs with care but there are similar species that it could be confused with.


    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.

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