New site for Pondweed Leafhopper

23rd October 2013

The Pondweed Leafhopper is a very rare and very distinctive little bug.  Their dark blue bodies are covered in a coating of bright blue powder.

Until recently the Pondweed Leafhopper had only been recorded at four ponds in the South East of England.  However, we are pleased to report that they have now been discovered by our friends at Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) on one of their 80 reserves.

ARC’s reserves provide a safe haven for many species and its great news that the Pondweed Leafhopper can be counted among them.

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We are hoping to discover more sites for the Pondweed Leafhopper in future and are continuing to work with Dr Alan Stewart of the University of Sussex.  Click here to find out more about the Pondweed Leafhopper.