The Auchenorrhyncha are part of the Hemiptera (‘true bugs’) and include insects commonly referred to as leafhoppers, planthoppers, froghoppers, treehoppers and cicadas. Almost 400 species have been recorded in Britain and Ireland. The scheme is designed to collect, store and synthesise records of Auchenorrhyncha in Britain and Ireland (including the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands), specifically to: Map and interpret the geographic distributions of individual species. Gather data on the ecological characteristics of individual species, such as seasonal phenology, voltinism, host plants and habitat associations. Assess the relative abundance of each species and inform decisions regarding their national status and conservation importance. Provide information about the occurrence of rare or important species to help protect sites from development or destruction. Provide a communication network and focus for amateur and professional entomologists in Britain and Ireland who are interested in this particular insect group.
How to get involved
Submitting records: http://www.ledra.co.uk/sub_rec.html