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Graphocephala fennahi

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 9 November 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Graphocephala fennahi (NL: Rododendroncicade / EN: Rhododendron leafhopper / DE: Rhododendronzikade / FR: Cicadelle du rhododendron) so named as it feeds on the sap of rhododendrons, is native to the USA. The leafhopper reaches a body length of 8 to 9 mm. The species was introduced to Great Britain in the 1930s and continental Europe in the 1970s. There has been suggestion that the rhododendron leafhopper contributes to the spread of a Rhododendron fungus through Europe.

Image: Schoten (BE) - 27/08/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Een mooie compositie en belichting.
Fijne dag!

9 Nov 2012 8:07am

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

friends I presume! nice macro!

10 Nov 2012 1:49am

Canon EOS 400D
1/125 second
ISO 200
150 mm