Alder Spittlebug

Aphrophora alni


Over all length 9 - 10mm. Like a large froghopper but there is a raised keel along the centre of the head and pronotum. The pattern of white patches on the wings help to distinguish the species.


Woodland edge and hedgerows where a wide range of woody plants are used as hosts.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread in Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to October.