Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stephanitis pyri

Stephanitis pyri (Frabricius, 1775)

pear lace bug

polyphagous on deciduous trees and shrubs

Stephanitis pyri: suction damage to Pyrus communis subsp. pyraster

Pyrus communis subsp. pyraster, Hungary, Budapest, arboretum, 31.vii.2015 © László Érsek: suction damage

Stephanitis pyri: suction damage to Pyrus communis subsp. pyraster

leaf underside

Stephanitis pyri: larvae and frass

larvae and frass

Stephanitis pyri: adults

adults

Stephanitis pyri on Malus spec.

Malus spec., Hungary, Budapest, 9.viii.2021 © László Érsek

Stephanitis pyri larva

larva

Stephanitis pyri larva

younger stage

detail

parasite

All stages live freely at the undersides of the leaves. According to Buhr the suction damage on young shoots results in the development of rows of a few mm sized warts.

host plants

Castanea; Chaenomeles; Cornus; Cotoneaster; Crataegus azarolus; Cydonia oblonga; Juglans regia; Ligustrum; Lonicera; Malus domestica; Malus domestica; Platanus; Prunus armeniaca, avium, cerasus, domestica, dulcis, persica; Pyracantha coccinea, crenatoserrata; Pyrus communis & subsp. pyraster; Quercus; Ribes; Robinia; Rosa; Sorbus torminalis; Tilia; Ulmus; Vaccinium.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

synonyms

Tingis pyri, piri.

predators

Stethoconus pyri.

endpoparasitoid

Endaphis endogena.

references

Alford (2014a), Brandner & Frieß (2018a), Buhr (1965a), Heckmann, Strauss & Rietschel (2015a), Kment & Jindra (2005a), Matocq & Tussac (2002a), Péricart, Linnavuori, Feler & Halperin (1993a), Roskam (2019a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 323), Stehlík (2002a).

Last modified 5.iii.2022