Red-and-black Froghopper - Cercopis vulnerata


Length 9-11 mm. A truly unmistakable red and black species and one of our largest homopterans.

Identification difficulty

A variety of wooded and open habitats, grassland, meadows etc.

When to see it

Adult: April to August.

Life History

The nymphs are rarely seen, as they feed on underground roots.

UK Status

Commonly found in mainland Britain south of the Scottish Highlands.

VC55 Status

Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map