Family Cercopidae – Froghoppers


1 UK species. These are quite large red-and- black froghoppers which can jump a fair distance when disturbed. The nymphs develop underground feeding on roots.


Red-and-black Froghopper Cercopis vulnerata

Red-and-black Froghopper Cercopis vulnerata

One of Britain’s largest and brightest froghoppers. It has distinctive black and red markings which a few similar species share. Its bright markings signify that it is very distasteful to birds and other would be predators.

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