CICADELLA LASIOCARPAE

Cicadellidae, Cicadoidea

Leafhopper. Limited distribution with records from Ireland & north Wales. Found on sedges, especially Carex nigra, in wet, often peaty, habitats.

Cicadella lasiocarpae
Cicadella lasiocarpae

©Gernot Kunz

Cicadella lasiocarpae
Cicadella lasiocarpae

©Gernot Kunz

Cicadella lasiocarpae
Cicadella lasiocarpae

©Gernot Kunz

Cicadella lasiocarpae
Cicadella lasiocarpae

©Gernot Kunz

Distribution records as at May 2019

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Distinguishing features

Cicadella lasiocarpae has a slender body shape with a wide head. Adults are 6 - 10mm 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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Cicadella lasiocarpae is yellowish-green, lacking the blueish colouration seen in the more common Cicadella viridis.