Iassus lanio

    Description

    Length 6.5 to 8 mm. This is a large and conspicuous leafhopper. The relatively short and broad form of this genus is characteristic; the head is wide (equal to the width of the pronotum) and the sides of the pronotum are shorter than the eye. In I. lanio the forewings vary in colour from green to pale brown and the vertex, pronotum and scutellum are heavily dark-mottled. The vertex is rounded and appears uniformly narrow from above. Three spines at tip of hind femur. 

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Detailed examination of the specimen is needed to identify this species. A photograph alone is not normally sufficient because key features are not obvious and there are one or more similar species.

    Habitat

    Associated with Oak.

    When to see it

    Adult: June to October.

    UK Status

    Widespread and common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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