Idiocerus herrichi

    Description

    Length 6 to 7 mm. Leafhoppers in the Idiocerinae are large and often highly patterned, with a very broad, short vertex. The group is large and often very difficult to identify. In I. herrichi the facial markings, banded costal margin, broad pale midline to the pronotum and markings on the scutellum (three dark triangles with a horseshoe-shaped mark) are diagnostic.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On willows (Salix alba and S. fragilis), and may overwinter on evergreens.

    When to see it

    Adult: August to September sometimes later

    UK Status

    A previously scarce species found only in southern England, it now appears to be well established and spreading its range.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional and not well recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map