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Rhododendron Leafhopper in my yard (Netherlands) Today is a rare tropical day in the Netherlands, with temperatures soaring. Whilst trying to guide our suffering cat through the day I noticed a small bright speckle in the garden, which turned out to be this Rhododendron Leafhopper.<br />
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I&#039;m surprised it is a species intro, yet quite happy with that, also because it is the first leafhopper I ever photographed. Europe,Geotagged,Graphocephala fennahi,Heesch,Macro,Netherlands,Rhododendron Leafhopper,The Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Rhododendron Leafhopper in my yard (Netherlands)

Today is a rare tropical day in the Netherlands, with temperatures soaring. Whilst trying to guide our suffering cat through the day I noticed a small bright speckle in the garden, which turned out to be this Rhododendron Leafhopper.

I'm surprised it is a species intro, yet quite happy with that, also because it is the first leafhopper I ever photographed.

    comments (6)

  1. Beautiful picture! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks Amanda. Posted 5 years ago
  2. The first one, but immediately a beautiful one! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks Joost! How's your macro season so far? Posted 5 years ago
      1. Hi Ferdy. Going fine, having made quite some photo's.
        I should spend some more time identifying and posting the best ones.
        The quality level of jungledragon nowadays is more difficult to match.
        Posted 5 years ago
        1. I still consider your level to be at the top, Joost. Your photos are always welcome here. Posted 5 years ago

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The Rhododendron leafhopper , so named as it feeds on the sap of rhododendrons, is native to the USA. 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.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jul 18, 2014. Captured Jul 18, 2014 15:15 in Burgemeester van Hulstlaan 39, 5384 LR Heesch, Netherlands, The Netherlands.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/8.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO800
  • 105mm