Horned leafhopper

I found this, looking a bit like a dead leaf, sitting on the lid of the garden waste bin. It’s only 5mm or so long, but the folks at British Bugs tell me it’s the nymph of Ledra aurita, aka Horned Leafhopper. Adults can get up to 18mm long but are rarely seen because of their superb camouflage; they live on lichen, mostly on oak trees: no idea where this nymph came from, as there’s no oak in the immediate vicinity, but I’ll be looking closely at lichen-covered trees!
Leafhopper (Ledra aurita) nymph


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