HOW TO REPORT SIGHTINGS 

Please let us know when you see either spittle, nymphs (juveniles) or adults of the xylem-feeding insects (spittlebugs / froghoppers and some leafhoppers) that have the potential to act as vectors of the Xylella bacteria. These records will help us build up a picture of where the bugs are found, what plants they feed on and how much they move around. This information will be essential for deciding how best to respond should the Xylella bacterium arrive in the UK. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance: We welcome records of sightings from your garden or those gathered when exercising in the wider countryside. Please follow current Government advice about social distancing when walking in the countryside.

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