Homoptera

There are some 10 families in the sub-order Homoptera, of which the most familiar are the Aphids, Cicadas and Froghoppers.


Cicadellidae (Leafhoppers)

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Cicadella viridis (adult female)


Adults reach 69 millimetres in length, with the female being larger than the male.
They can be found in damp grassland from July to October.
The forewings are turquoise green in the females, but much darker in the males.
They feed on the sap of various species of herbaceous plants, mainly Juncus and Carex.


Circopidae (Froghoppers)

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Philaenus spumarius

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Philaenus spumarius

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Philaenus spumarius


Cixiidae (Planthoppers)

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Cixius nervosus?


Useful links: British Bugs