Balclutha punctata


Length 4mm. A very variable leafhopper with a base colour varying from green to whitish to warm brown. Normally there are some pairs of dark spots but these can merge into each other or be missing altogether. The best distinguishing features are physical ones. It has a very narrow vertex and the pronotum comes to a sharp point.


Normally found on grasses and low vegetation but, in winter, can move to evergreens.

Status and distribution

Widespread and fairly common through most of Britain. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

February to November.