Graphocephala fennahi

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Rhododendron leafhopper
Graphocephala fennahi (aka).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraorder: Cicadomorpha
Superfamily: Membracoidea
Family: Cicadellidae
Genus: Graphocephala
Species: G. fennahi
Binomial name
Graphocephala fennahi
Young, 1977

Graphocephala fennahi (rhododendron leafhopper) is a species of shield bug native to the United States. Its common name derives from it feeding on the sap of rhododendrons.[1] The species was introduced to Great Britain in the 1930s and continental Europe in the 1970s.[2] There has been suggestion that the rhododendron leafhopper contributes to the spread of a rhododendron fungus through Europe.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.britishbugs.org
  2. ^ Sprynar, P. (2005). "First Records of the Rhododendron Leafhopper (Graphocephala fennahi) (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae) from the Czech Republic" (PDF). Plant Protection Science. 41: 38–41. 
  3. ^ Sergel, R. (1987). "On the occurrence and ecology of the Rhododendron-leafhopper,Graphocephala fennahi young 1977, in the Western Palaearctic region (Homoptera, Cicadellidae)". Anzeiger für Schädlingskunde Pflanzenschutz Umweltschutz. 60 (7): 134. doi:10.1007/BF01907495.