Rhododendron Leafhopper Graphocephala fennahi (Young, 1977)
Originally of American origin, this very attractively marked Leafhopper has been in the UK since the early 1900's, but its distribution has always been across much of the southern-half of the UK. In 2012 we found it within minutes of starting to look for it at Carr Bank Park in Mansfield in October. The first Nottinghamshire record was from Wollaton Park on 10/09/89 (Fox, D.G. and Fox, H.L.) followed by numerous records from Clumber Park (Binding, A. and Binding, A.E.) and Newstead Abbey on 08/09/12 (Tobin, S.) so it is certainly fairly widespread by now. This is a large species, with adults measuring around 1cm in length.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Graphocephala fennahi
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Dave Budworth. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Ian Fearn. Sean Tobin. NBN Gateway. Allan and Annette Binding. Tim Sexton. Sorby Natural History Society. NBGRC. Brian Wetton. Jim Flanagan.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2024

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