ANOTEROSTEMMA IVANHOFI

Cicadellidae, Cicadoidea

Leafhopper with a single population record in SE Scotland.

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Anoterostemma ivanhofi
Anoterostemma ivanhofi

©James N. Zahniser

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Anoterostemma ivanhoffi
Anoterostemma ivanhoffi

©James N. Zahniser

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Anoterostemma ivanhofi
Anoterostemma ivanhofi

©James N. Zahniser

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Distribution records as at May 2019

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Distinguishing features

Anoterostemma ivanhofi have a robust body shape, but adults are only 2.5 - 4.5mm long.

 

As is typical with leafhoppers, the hind tibia has one to three rows of spines running along the entire length:

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They are brachypterous i.e. they have very shortened forewings, and hindwings that are reduced in size or completely absent. The abdomen is entirely black apart from the terminal segments; the background colour of the head, thorax and wings is light brown with distinctive dark brown/black markings.