Oak Tree Leafhopper

Alebra albostriella


Over all length 3.5 to4.5mm. There are four similar species in this genus, separated from other leafhoppers by an appendage to the tips of the fore-wings which has no veins. The males have red and white stripes while the females are mostly green. The tibial spines have black dots at their bases.


Woodland and woodland edge, hedgerows - normally on Pedunculate Oak.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread through out England and Wales, less common in Scotland. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire but possibly under-recorded. Common at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

June to October.