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A large and very striking yellow and black leafhopper which is unmistakable. The black patterning is variable and rarely the forewings are entirely yellow. The wings are distinctly shorter than the abdomen in females.
It is fairly common throughout the UK and found widely in grasslands and scrub.
Adult: June to October
Length 5.5-6.5 mm
|Adult male: Kent (July 2009) ©John Jeffery
|Adult male: Worcs (June 2008) ©Brian Kilford||Adult
Worcs (June 2008) ©Brian Kilford
female: north Wales (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
||Adult female: Worcs (June 2008) ©Brian Kilford|
|Nymph: Kent (June 2009) ©John Jeffery