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Elymana sulphurella 
Family: Cicadellidae

A medium-sized and predominantly yellow-green species, although the forewing cells are clear with yellow veins. A key identification feature is the presence of a large black dot at the antennal bases (below). Very similar to E. kozhevnikovi which is associated with Calamagrostis; separation requires dissection of a male.

Widespread in Britain and associated with a range of grasses; most frequent in dry grassland.

Adult: July to September
Length: 4.0-5.5 mm

Elymana sulphurella
Adult: south London (July 2010) ©Tristan Bantock

Elymana sulphurella Elymana sulphurella
Adult: south London (July 2010) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: south London (July 2010) ©Sarah Barnes
Elymana sulphurella Elymana sulphurella
Adult: Yorks (July 2010) ©Joe Botting

Adult: south London (July 2010) ©Tristan Bantock