These bank holidays screw up your sense of time… I meant to post this on Wednesday.
The small smudge towards the middle of the leaf is my non-traditional entry for EDW this week.
Here is a zoom so we can really see the beauty of this little foreign invader.
This is Eupteryx decemnotata a Southern European leafhopper that has recently shown up in the UK. They have arrived on plants imported from the continent. They were first reported in the UK a couple of years back and have steadily established themselves.
Leafhoppers in general are very well dressed insects on any day of the week. They are also a total pain to try and photograph, the dedicated bunch over at Flickr are doing much better than I am.