Ledra aurita (large leafhopper)

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I fished this out of the birdbath today and thought it dead but it did come back to life once it warmed up

Description
Length 13 to18 mm. A very large and unmistakeable greeny-grey leafhopper with ear-like projections on the pronotum. This species can stridulate quite loudly.
Habitat
It is found on lichen-covered trees, particularly oaks.
When to see it
Adult: May-September, but rarely seen due to its excellent camouflage.
UK Status
Found locally across southern Britain…. Naturespot

The photo below is showing what it should look like

(not my photo)

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