Ribautiana tenerrima

    Description

    Length 3 to 3.5 mm. It can be separated from other Ribautiana species by the oblique white lines along the corial-claval suture, although these may not be well-defined. The vertex is clearly narrower than the pronotum. The darkening at the end of the forewings is typically quite distinct, with three clear dark dots on the wing margin.  

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Detailed examination of the specimen is needed to identify this species. A photograph alone is not normally sufficient because key features are not obvious and there are one or more similar species.

    Habitat

    On brambles and a variety of other plants. 

    When to see it

    Adult: June to December.

    UK Status

    One of the most common cicadellids abundant throughout the UK, with the exception of northern Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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