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A distinctive leafhopper which is found in reedbeds, where it is associated with common reed Phragmites australis.
The vertex is rather pointed with a thin dark line joining the eyes and two large orange-brown patches behind this. There are four orange-brown patches on the pronotum. The cells of the forewing are partly dark-edged and there is a dark spot near the wing tip, just below the external apical vein. Compare Paramesus obtusifrons.
Local in reedbeds throughout southern Britain.
Adult: June to October
Length 4.0-5.5 mm
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|Adult: Isle of Wight (June
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||Adult: Surrey (July 2011) ©Sarah Barnes