A Technical Report from The Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
Leafhoppers are one of the largest families of plant-feeding insects. There are more leafhopper species worldwide than all species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians combined. Leafhoppers feed by sucking the sap of trees, and are commonly found throughout the UK. At least one leafhopper species can usually be found feeding on the each of the dominant tree species in the UK. Indeed it is not uncommon to find several leafhopper species coexisting on the same tree.