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.

Identification difficulty
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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map