Rhododendron leafhopper and bud blast

Rhododendron leafhopper causes no direct damage, but it may spread a fungal disease known as bud blast that kills flower buds.

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Rhododendron leafhopper (Graphocephala fennahi)

Quick facts

Common name Rhododendron leafhopper
Scientific name Graphocephala fennahi
Plants affected Rhododendron
Main cause A sap-sucking insect that may facilitate the spread of bud blast disease
Timing July-October

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