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ANOTEROSTEMMA IVANHOFI

Cicadellidae, Cicadoidea

Leafhopper with a single population record in SE Scotland

Distribution records as at May 2019

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:

They are brachypterous i.e. they have very shortened forewings, and hindwings that are reduced in size or completely absent. The abdomen is black; the rest of the body mostly light brown with distinctive dark spots on the head.