A foreign invader for EDWT

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.

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