Horned Leafhopper

Ledra aurita

Horned Leafhopper (Ledra aurita)

One of the largest British Hemiptera, it is a flat bug with distinctive ear-like lobes extending from the pronotum. Its greenish-brownish colourations means it is well camouflaged against lichen covered oak tree bark. The wings have a net-like pattern of veins. Rarely observed because of its excellent camouflage. Length 13 to 18mm.

Horned Leafhopper (Ledra aurita)

They feed on the lichen of oak trees.

Seen May to September, and found in woodland where oak trees are grown. Local across southern Britain.


August 2011, rear garden, Staffordshire. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38. © Pete Hillman 2011.

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6 thoughts on “Horned Leafhopper

  1. He’s a tiny bit rhinoceros-like! A lovely little insect. We have zillions of what I call hoppers on the banks round here, and boy can they leap! I’ve never managed to hold on to one long enough to get a good look at him. 🙂

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