Graphocephala fennahi D.A. Young, 1977

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English Rhododendron leafhopper ISEIA: C1
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Report the species

Report Graphocephala fennahi to the National Museum of Natural History.

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

Records of Graphocephala fennahi D. A. Young, 1977 in Luxembourg. Data source: Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2020-02-27.

The first documented occurrence of the species in Luxembourg dates from 1999. It was found on 1st January 1999 in Aarnescht, municipality of Niederanven. 9 occurrences of the species are documented in the Recorder database ranging from 1999 to 2006.

The species can cause damage to rhododendrons while feeding on the sap of this woody plant. Moreover, there has been suggestion that the rhododendron leafhopper contributes to the spread of a rhododendron fungus throughout Europe.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C1 (2+1+1+1) (Ries et al. 2017: 68).


  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]

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