It was surprisingly successful, with plenty of Empoasca and Zygina leafhoppers discovered. The latter is a tricky genus to separate, but with the help of Tristan Bantock, a few interesting species were singled out...
|Empoasca vitis, identified by that transparent stripe down the side of the forewing. Possibly the commonest leafhopper in the garden at present.|
|This one is probably Zygina schneideri, but the genus is so variable that it would be hard to say for sure without a closer examination.|
|A real corker of a leafhopper, and one of the more distinctive species- a male Zyginella pulchra|
Considering the relatively low number of species currently in their adult stage- and the ease at which they can be caught- now is the perfect time of year to get your head around this great bunch of insects.