Eurhadina pulchella

Description

Length 4 mm. Leafhoppers in this genus have a characteristically rather flattened appearance, especially as nymphs. The forewings are wider across the middle than at the tip, the head is markedly narrower than the pronotum and the vertex lacks black markings. The exact pattern of dark markings on the wing veins separates three of the five UK species. The critical feature in E. pulchella is the presence of a blackish round spot on the external apical vein, rather than a streak as in E. concinna. The ground colour is variable, ranging from pale yellow to orange-pink, sometimes with dark markings on the forewings, pronotum and scutellum.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

On oak.

When to see it

Adult: July to October.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent on oak everywhere except in the extreme north of Scotland.

VC55 Status

Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Long Clawson record of 27th July 2015 is thought to be the first for VC55.

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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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