Eupteryx vittata

    Description

    Length 3 to 3.5 mm An extremely distinctive leafhopper, which can only be confused with the smaller E. notata which is only 2.5 mm long. The two species can only otherwise be separated by the presence of long spines on the sides of the anal tube in males of E. vittata. There tend to be differences in the patterning also, but these are limited and the range of variation overlaps.

    Habitat

    Found on a wide range of flowering plants, often in meadows and open woods, including Buttercup, Ground-ivy, Mint and Plantains. Prefers damp conditions.

    When to see it

    Adult: June-November.

    UK Status

    Widespread and reasonably frequent in the UK.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map