Idiocerus stigmaticalis

    Description

    Length 6-7 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. Almost all are associated with Poplars or Willows. I. stigmaticalis is best distinguished by the alignment of the bases of the external apical cells at the tip of the forewing. Males, which have obvious antennal palettes, often show a yellow-orange patch on the outer edge of the wing. Both sexes have hair on the lower part of the face, particularly males.

    Habitat

    On White Willow and Crack Willow.

    When to see it

    Adult: July to October.

    UK Status

    A common species, found across England and Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common 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