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EVACANTHUS INTERRUPTUS

Cicadellidae, Cicadoidea

Leafhopper with widespread UK distribution.

Fairly common throughout the UK and found widely in grasslands and scrub.

Distribution records as at May 2019

Distinguishing features

Evacanthus interruptus is a very striking and clear 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.