Cercopis vulnerata

A gaudy member of the Froghopper family

The Red and Black Froghopper (Cercopis vulnerata) is a brightly coloured froghopper, and, according to British Bugs, found throughout Britain south of the Scottish Highlands.

They occur in a wide variety of setting, including parks and gardens as well as forest edges.

Froghoppers take their name from their ability to jump using their saltatory (extended) back legs. The insect has been recorded making jumps of up to 70 cm.