Green Leaf-hopper - Cicadella viridis

    Description

    Length 6-8 mm. A large and eye-catching species. The bicoloured pronotum (yellow at the front and green at the rear) is distinctive. The forewings of the female are bright turquoise green, but those of the male are much darker blue-purple and may even be blackish.

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    Habitat

    Damp grassland and marshy areas, rough grassy areas.

    When to see it

    Adult: July-October.

    UK Status

    Widespread and common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map