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Kyboasca bipunctata
Family: Cicadellidae

A single species that is closely related to Empoasca and the very rare Austroasca.


Kyboasca
closely resembles the Empoasca species in general colouring, but has a distinctive dark spot in the apex of the cubital cell. The pronotum is also normally somewhat more marbled with white, and the species is somewhat larger.

A very scarce (Notable A) species recorded only from south-east  England. The host plant is English Elm (Ulmus procera; also Ulmus minor in continental Europe), where it is found principally on the regrowth shoots near the base of the tree.

Adult: July-August, at least
Length 3.5-4 mm
Kyboasca bipunctata
Adult: Essex (August 2012©Tristan Bantock


Kyboasca bi[unctata
Adult: Essex (August 2012©Tristan Bantock