Zyginidia scutellaris


    Length 2 to 2.5 mm.  It is generally yellowish in colour and has three dark triangles on the scutellum which are distinctive. It also has olive-grey markings on the pronotum and vertex. While the wings are usually unmarked, they can sometimes show a tendency towards two greyish bands.

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    Found in rough grassland, where it is associated with various grass species.

    When to see it

    Adult: All year

    UK Status

    An extremely common leafhopper, which can be abundant in suitable habitat.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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