Subject: Lovely green wing cases
Geographic location of the bug: Sale, Manchester, uk
Time: 03:13 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi bugman,
Thought you might appreciate these lovely shades of green as much as me! I’ve seen these creatures before but usually in brown or bright green. They jump like fleas so I’ve called them hoppers in the past but I’ve no idea what they usually go by. I’ve noticed they hatch out of what looks like blobs of spit on grass. I’m also interested to know if they are a pest in our veg patch or pest control. It would be great if you could shed some light on it for me. Bug obviously came in from the garden in July.
How you want your letter signed: Beth J.
This is a Leafhopper in the family Cicadellidae, and it is green, and when we finally identified it as Cicadella viridis on NatureSpot, we learned the common name is the obvious Green Leaf-Hopper. According to NatureSpot: “Length 6-8 mm. A large and eye-catching species. The bicoloured pronotum (yellow at the front and green at the rear) is distinctive. The forewings of the female are bright turquoise green, but those of the male are much darker blue-purple and may even be blackish.” Additional images can be found on British Bugs.