Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Graphocephala fennahi

Graphocephala fennahi Young, 1977

rhododendron leafhopper

on Rhododendron


Larvae and adults free on the leaves.

host plants

Ericaceae, monophagous

Rhododendron ponticum.


Univoltine; hibernation as egg.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


The species is native to North America and was introduced in the 1930’s to Great Britain and in the 1970’s to continental Europe.


Arzone, Vidano & Alma (1987a), Baugnée (2003c), Endrestøl (2013a, 2017a), Ferracini, Gilardi & Alma (2003a), Gillerfors (2008a), Laister (2008a), Mühlethaler, Holzinger, Nickel & Wachmann (2018a), Seljak (2013a), Špryňar (2005a).

Last modified 11.i.2021