Javesella pellucida

    Description

    Length 3 mm. Javesella species occur in both long winged and short winged forms and show a variety of colouration; identifications must be made with care and the separation of species is not always possible from photos. Males are much darker than females, and the fully winged forms of both are generally darker than the short winged. The translucent forewings are normally slightly brownish or whitish.

    Habitat

    Grassland.

    When to see it

    Adult: April to October.

    Life History

    Grasses are the main foodplants but certain conifers and horsetails also used. Short winged forms are more commonly found in low-nutrient sites.

    UK Status

    This widespread species is one of the most common UK delphacids.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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