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.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map