Rhododendron Leafhopper

Name: Rhododendron Leafhopper

Scientific name: Graphocephala fennahi

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: A colourful leafhopper found on Rhododendron bushes in the south of the country. One of very few insects to feed on Rhododendrons.

How to identify: A beautiful green and red leafhopper, with a black stripe through the eyes and across the face.

Where: Southern England.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 10
  • Agility: 80
  • Rarity: 60
  • Cute factor: 50
  • Traveller: 30

Fantastic fact: Introduced to Europe from the USA in the 1900s.

Photograph credit: Mick E. Talbot


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