Eupteryx aurata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Eupteryx aurata is often more commonly known as the Potato Leafhopper, yet is found on a range of low growing plants including Nettles. Numerous Eupteryx aurata adult and nymphs were found on Hogweed on a roadside verge in Mansfield in August 2013 and it occurs annually in our garden on Hemp Agrimony. Adults can be found between the months of May and as late as November.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Eupteryx aurata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Pauline Bradford. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). David Shaw.

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Updated January 2022

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