Red-and-black Froghopper - Cercopis vulnerata

    Description

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

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map