Cicadellidae, Cicadoidea

Leafhopper with widespread UK distribution.

Rather localised throughout the UK, found in a range of moist to wet habitats

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Distribution records as at May 2019

Distinguishing features

Evacanthus interruptus is a very striking and clearly distinguishable leafhopper. Adults are 5.5 - 6.5mm long and can typically be seen between June and October.


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

Evacanthus interruptus has distinctive yellow and black colouration. The black patterning is variable and in rare cases the forewings are entirely yellow. The wings are distinctly shorter than the abdomen in females.

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