Classification Homoptera Family: Cicadellidae
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Length 3 mm
Phenology Adults All year (nymphs likewise )
Identification There are two in the genus see U. trivia the rare chalkland species
- strongly convex and coarsely punctured forewings.
- Flightless the hind legs are thereore not modified for jumping
- Located expressly on Heather ( Erica and Calluna), usually found at the plant base, it is therefore widespread and often common to heathland.
- U. trivia - forewings starw coloured on chalkland habitat
Habitat Heathlands and Heather areas