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Leafhopper

Observed: 20th July 2013 By: RvincentRvincent’s reputation in InvertebratesRvincent’s reputation in Invertebrates
Leafhopper
Leafhopper
Leafhopper
Description:

All 3 - 4mms long.
First photo wings are all yellow, whereas black and yellow in second and third.
Second photo - thorax and abdomen orange with two black stripes.
Third photo - thorax red, abdomen red and pale yellow with two black stripes.

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Comments

Joe Botting's picture

Evacanthus aberrations

Yes, you're right - and the all-yellow form is a known variant. I published a little note about this a few years back, asking for more examples, but had only one report in addition to mine... in other words, it's quite a scarce variant. Abdominal colour is much more variable, and nothing to worry about; sometimes I've seen completely orange nymphs, which are really exciting until reality kicks in...

Rvincent's picture

Thank you for this!

Thank you for all this information. And it's all the more exciting that the all-yellow form is relatively scarce.

I was hoping the other aberrations were something 'new', but I'm just really pleased that someone was able to confirm their identification for me.

Now at last I can sleep better...!