Cercopis sanguinolenta

Cercopis sanguinolenta

Cercopis sanguinolenta
Cercopis sanguinolenta, dorsal view
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Family: Cercopidae
Species: C. sanguinolenta
Binomial name
Cercopis sanguinolenta
(Scopoli, 1763)
  • Cicada sanguinolenta Scopoli, 1763

Cercopis sanguinolenta is a species of 'froghoppers' belonging to the family Cercopidae. This insect is present in most of Europe and in the Near East.

The adults reach 6–11 millimetres (0.24–0.43 in) of length and can be encountered from May through July on herbaceous plants and shrubs, mainly in meadows and woodland edges, feeding on the sap of plants. These insects are fit to fly, but often prefer to jump away using their hind legs.

The basic coloration of the body is black, with bright red marks on the elytra. Cercopis sanguinolenta is very similar to Cercopis vulnerata, but in the first species the red stripes on the wings are smaller and the last stripe near the rear margin is only slightly curved, while in Cercopis vulnerata it is U-shaped. Furthermore Cercopis sanguinolenta has a few black spots of various sizes in the ventral plates of the 'connexivum'.

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