The remarkable leafhopper Ledra aurita (Linnaeus, 1758) has been rediscovered in Norway. Three specimens were captured at light at Ø, Hvaler: Asmaløy (EIS 12) in July-Aug. 1995. An unpublished record from AK, Frogn: Drøbak (EIS 28) from August 1949 is also presented. In Norway the species has previously only been recorded from Ø, Hvaler: Kirkøen (EIS 20) in last century and again in 1915. Biology and distribution are briefly discussed. Due to the sparse and local distribution in Norway, the species should, until further notice, be included in the national red list, most probably with the category endangered (E).
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