Field Note - Rhododendron leafhopper in VC64

Darwell, Mark; Bowers, John
April 2013
Naturalist (00280771);Apr2013, Vol. 138 Issue 1082, p50
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the Rhododendron leafhopper Graphocephala fennahi, an Hemipteran of the family Cicadellidae. Topics discussed include feeding on Rhododendron ponticum by sucking sap from the underside of leaves, oviposition by G. fennahi as a vector for the transmission of the fungus Pycnostysanus azaleae which causes Bud Blast Disease on Rhododendron, and presence of two distinguishable genus of related species of leafhoppers.


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